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19
May 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America

Santiago.
Tipo de Evento: Seminario
Organiza: Escuela de Negocios
Dónde: Webex (Online).
Público: Abierto a todo público
Horario: 11:30:00 hr
This seminar will discuss the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin American economies with lessons for other emerging economies. Chile’s Finance Minister, Ignacio Briones, will offer a brief introduction. Then, renowned academics and former Finance Ministers from the region will share their views on how the crisis is affecting key macroeconomic variables, including fiscal space, debt capacity, inflation expectations, and growth. The panel will also discuss the optimal policy responses to soften the effects of the sustained shock on households and firms, given the social pressures to ease the lockdown, risks of a new waves of infection, and limited economic tools available in the region.

Agenda

Chair: Martin Rama (Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank)

Opening Remarks:  Ignacio Briones (Finance Minister, Chile)

Speakers: Laura Alfaro (Harvard Business School; Former Minister of Planning and Economic Policy, Costa Rica)
Guillermo Calvo (Columbia University; Former Chief Economist Inter-American Development Bank)
Mauricio Cárdenas (Columbia University; Former Finance Minister, Colombia)
Andres Velasco (London School of Economics; Former Finance Minister, Chile)

Contacto

Michelle Chester : mchester@worldbank.org

IMPORTANTE: Debido al enorme interés que ha despertado esta actividad, se ha decidido cambiar la forma de transmisión de la        misma. Si antes era por Webex, ahora será por youtube. Aquí en LINK que estará activo a partir de las 11:30 am          del martes 19.

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19
May 2020
Organiza: Escuela de Negocios
Horario: 11:30
Dónde: Webex (Online).

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