Apr 15

Past Event

Latin America’s Economic Future: Shifting Gears in the Age of Heightened Expectations

Event Materials


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In the wake of the most severe financial crisis in recent times, Latin America is witnessing unprecedented economic challenges and opportunities that are shaping the region’s growth and development prospects.

On April 15, the Latin America Initiative at Brookings hosted the launch of its biannual Latin America Economic Perspectives report. This year’s report, "Shifting Gears in the Age of Heightened Expectations," examines the scope and effectiveness of the policies and strategies that different Latin American countries are implementing—or should implement—to address the challenges of today’s global economy. Leading international experts discussed the findings of the report, analyzing the region’s economic performance and setting forth recommendations for governments and policymakers.

After each panel, participants took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • 9:30 AM -- Welcome Remarks and Introduction

  • 9:35 AM -- Featured Speaker

    • Alexandre Tombini

      Governor, Central Bank of Brazil

  • 10:00 AM -- Latin America Economic Perspectives

  • 10:30 AM -- Panel: Market Perspectives

    • José Luis Escrivá

      Head of Global Public Finance, BBVA

    • Piero Ghezzi

      Managing Director and Head of Economics and Emerging Markets Research, Barclays Capital

  • 11:30 AM -- Featured Speakers

    • Juan Carlos Echeverry

      Minister of Finance, Colombia

    • José de Gregorio

      Governor, Central Bank of Chile


April 15, 2011

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Stein Room

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.


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