IMF High-Level Conference on Latin America

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Latin America, economic growth, International Monetary Fund

(Courtesy International Monetary Fund)

Two weeks ago, I joined Ricardo Hausmann, director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University, Santiago Levy, vice president for sectors and knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank, Andrés Velasco, professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and Jose Viñals, financial counselor and director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on an engaging panel at the IMF’s High-Level Conference on Latin America.

Our discussion focused on the longer-term economic prospects for Latin America, ranging from the region’s dependency on commodities to economic diversification strategies; from the role of government policies to the consequences of poor institutions on growth.

You can watch a webcast of the discussion here.

Published in conjunction with Latin America’s Moment at the Council on Foreign Relations.