9:30 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

Past Event

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

9:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Stein Room

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

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.