Work Program

The Group regularly launches study groups to analyze topics of particular or systemic importance to central banks, supervisors, financial firms, and participants in global financial markets. Each study group's leadership and membership is drawn from the G30 membership, but the teams can be broader than that of the Group, including experts from specialized fields in economics, finance and academia. Study participants work together to offer actionable solutions, policy recommendations, and examples of best practices in the area being studied. 

Current Projects

Working Group on Sovereign Debt and Covid-19

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Guillermo Ortiz, Steering Committee Co-Chair

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Lawrence Summers, Steering Committee Co-Chair

The Group of Thirty has launched a study on sovereign debt restructuring for recovery and growth after the Covid-19 crisis. The project will be led by co-chairs Guillermo Ortiz and Lawrence Summers

This project recognizes how Covid-19 adds to the debt distress already building in many emerging markets, undermining governments' ability to protect livelihoods and deal with more fundamental development challenges. The study will address the need to strengthen the sovereign debt management architecture and widen the number of those around the table required to design workable solutions to debt problems.

Working Group on Bond Market Liquidity

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Arminio Fraga, Steering Committee Co-Chair

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Timothy Geithner, Steering Committee Co-Chair

The Group of Thirty has launched a study on bond market liquidity and Treasury repos in the wake of the Covid-19 economic crisis. The project will be led by co-chairs Arminio Fraga and Timothy Geithner

This project will analyze the factors contributing to the evaporation of market liquidity under stress, most recently and notably the Covid-19 crisis. The study aims to identify regulatory measures and policies that would increase the resilience of bond market liquidity under stress and reduce the frequency and scale of extraordinary central bank interventions.