Over the past year the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Latin America particularly hard. While a bounce-back of sorts is already being seen, two decades of disappointing economic performance in comparison to other emerging market regions has left doubt in many analysts’ minds. With a continuing struggle to obtain high-quality vaccines in the region, further waves of Covid-19 can’t be discounted and a reopening boom may not occur. Despite this, the region may still benefit from wider global trends, a rise in commodity prices, increased global demands and a resumption of capital flows towards global markets. OMFIF is convening a panel of Latin America experts to plot the economic future of the region.

Pablo Guidotti, Dean School of Government, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; Deputy Minister of the Economy and Secretary of the Treasury, Republic of Argentina (August 1996-December 1999)
Alejandro Werner, Former Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund
Joaquim Levy, Former Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer; Minster of Finance, Brazil (2014-2015)
Mark Sobel, US Chair, OMFIF

Recorded: 28/10/2021


This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Institute for Economic and Monetary Policy, OMFIF’s core stream of activities covering economic and monetary policy and the political economy. OMFIF is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, providing a neutral platform for best practice in worldwide public-private sector exchanges worldwide. For membership enquiries please contact Jamie.bulgin@omfif.org or Folusho.Olutosin@omfif.org, or for further information please see the OMFIF website.

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