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EMTA Special Seminar: Puerto Rico at a Crossroads (NY) - Sept. 28

Monday, September 28, 2015

360 Madison Avenue, 17th floor
(on 45th St. between Madison and 5th Aves.)
New York City

As the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico looks for ways to cope with its debt-payments difficulties by seeking debt relief and reforming its revenues, expenditures, and operations, there have been numerous discussions and proposals put forth by bankruptcy and economic experts on the best path forward for the island's government. 

This panel will discuss the roots of Puerto Rico’s debt problem, reforms that could address these problems, and applicable historical models of change and opportunity established by other over-indebted national, state or local governments. The panel will also examine the proposals included in Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla's recent Fiscal Adjustment Plan, their viability and constitutionality, and alternative or complementary policy measures that should be considered by the authorities in both San Juan and Washington.

11:45 a.m. Registration

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Arturo Porzecanski (American University) - Moderator
Douglas Holtz-Eakin (American Action Forum)
Charles Blitzer (Blitzer Consulting)
Liam Localio (Greylock Capital Management)
John E. Mudd (Law Offices of John E. Mudd)
David Hitchcock (Standard & Poor's)

Lunch will be provided 

Support provided by Standard & Poor's.

Online registration is now closed. If you wish to register, please contact Suzette Ortiz at