Ernesto Talvi was a nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution.
He also served as the director of the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in the Latin America Initiative, and as a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York. His work focused on emerging markets macroeconomics with special emphasis on Latin America, stabilization programs, fiscal policy, capital flows, and financial crises.
[Trump] will bring uncertainty to what today is the most militarily and economically important country in the world. The risk of economic paralysis [and] the potential for damage is immense, especially for emerging countries and Latin America, which is close by.