Yale hosts colloquium to discuss Latin America’s economy

Leading policymakers and experts on Latin American economy will convene at Yale for a colloquium titled “Latin America: Taking Off or Still Falling Behind?”

The conference will take place Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. Sponsored by The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, the event is free and open to the public.

The April 4 sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. The sessions on April 5 will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect St.

Experts will explore Latin America’s growth challenge in light of shifting global risks, the untapped growth potential of globalization, the quality gap in education, and the unsolved burden of inequality. Participants will also discuss key aspects of the economic evolution of some of the emerging players in the global economy.

Conference participants include Carmen Reinhart of Harvard University; Jose Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University; Sebastian Edwards of the University of California—Los Angeles; Chang-Tai Hsieh of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business; Guillermo Ortiz, former secretary of finance of Mexico; Jose de Gregorio, former governor of the Central Bank of Chile; Ilan Goldfajn, former deputy governor for economic policy of the Central Bank of Brazil; and Alejandro Werner, director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund, among others.

The conference is dedicated to the memory of Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro, a former Yale faculty member, who is considered one of the most prominent Latin American economists and economic historians of his generation.

Established in 2001, the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is devoted to examining the impact of our increasingly integrated world on individuals, communities, and nations. For more information, call 203-432-1904 or email haynie.wheeler@yale.edu.