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Public Event

Inequality in Latin America: Breaking with History

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 8:30am to 11:45am

CGD and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion of Latin America’s long heritage of inequality, considering the paths and policies that may lead to fairer societies with better economies across the continent. Guillermo Perry, World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America, and Mike Walton, World Bank Regional Adviser for Poverty Reduction and Human Development, presented the findings and recommendations of their latest study, “Inequality in Latin America: Breaking with History?”

Panelists included:

David de Ferranti, World Bank
Albert Fishlow, Columbia University
Eduardo Lora, Inter-American Development Bank
Guillermo Perry, World Bank
Mike Walton, World Bank
John Williamson, Institute for International Economics