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From Macro to Micro—How Ready Is Latin America for Tougher Times Ahead?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

A Latin America Initiative Event

Featuring

Augusto de la Torre
Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank

Santiago Levy
Vice-President, Inter-American Development Bank

Nora Lustig
Professor, Tulane University
Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development

Liliana Rojas-Suarez
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Latin America stands out in the developing world as a region where growth prospects are being significantly revised downwards by multilateral organizations and market analysts. What’s next for a region facing slowing economic growth? To understand these developments and advance policy recommendations, the panel discussed a number of issues facing Latin American growth and development in the road ahead.

• What additional risk factors in the external environment might hit the region even harder? And is the region ready to face them? Can lower growth turn into crisis?

• Beyond the short-term outlook, what long-standing domestic constraints can seriously impair Latin America’s future growth?

• Can the productivity-gap challenges be met? How?

• After a decade of improvements, has declining inequality come to an end?

Presentations

Growth, Redistribution, Poverty and the Middle Class, by Nora Lustig

Productivity in Latin America, by Santiago Levy

Saving for Growth: New Views on an Old Latin American Debate, by Augusto de la Torre

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Senior Fellow and Director of the Latin America Initiative
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Non-Resident Fellow

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
***Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and a light breakfast will be available.***

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