Today the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will host a conference examining the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of current economic recovery and the global financial safety nets needed to make it sustainable. In the wake of the most severe global financial crisis in recent times, the region has shown remarkable resilience despite incomplete financial safety nets. Leading international experts will evaluate the region’s recovery agenda and present independent policy analysis on the macro-economic challenges ahead as well as discuss ideas for reforming international financial architecture in light of recent experience.
Commentary will be provided by panelists Ilan Goldfajn, Chief Economist at Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco, Andrés Velasco, former Chilean Minister of Finance, Alejandro Werner, former Mexican Deputy Secretary of Finance, Guillermo Calvo, Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Nicolás Eyzaguirre, Director for Western Hemisphere at the IMF, and Steven Kamin of the Federal Reserve Board.
The live webcast will be held at 2:30 pm EST and 1:30 CST. To access the live webcast go to: www.iadb.org/researchwebcast/