Latin America: Lessons Learned from the Global Crisis

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Latin America: Lessons Learned from the Global Crisis

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Date: Friday, April 17 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET | 15.00 –- 16.30 GMT or convert time
Location: World Bank Group Headquarters, MC2-800 & Online

Latin America managed to successfully weather the global financial crisis that wreaked havoc in developed countries. Nevertheless, the impact of the crisis, although reduced, is already affecting the economies of the region. And it is doing so in the form of low economic growth and a slowdown in total investments, as well as through dependence on volatile raw material prices.

In this persistent lethargic phase of the global economy, what should drive growth of the countries in the region? An increase in productivity? Optimization of public investments? Increased monetary controls? These are some of the key questions renowned international experts will be asking during a discussion on the economic policies that can help Latin America return to the path of vigorous growth.


Minister of Finance, Peru
Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Senior Economic Adviser, Cluster of Global Practices for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank
Lead Economist, World Bank