Should we worry about sovereign debt?

15 January 2021
Jennekens in Law

In her recent book “The Deficit Myth” star economist Stephanie Kelton tells us why economists should not worry too much about sovereign debt and deficits. But is that the same for lawyers? And are all countries truly treated equally?


Bob Jennekens is a Lecturer in Private Law (Corporate and Contract Law) at Maastricht University. Before joining Maastricht University, Bob worked at the Dutch Treasury and as a self-employed legal advisor. At the treasury, Bob negotiated on export credits standards at the OECD, EU and International Working Group.


Bob studied law, psychology, European Studies and Science & Technology Studies at the University of Maastricht and HSE Moscow (MA thesis).


My interests are sovereign debt and finance, corporate and contract law and export credits.