IA Events

Conference: 'Report on the Americas 2013: Economies in Flux'

Publication date: Mar 25, 2013 5:51:02 PM

Start: Jun 14, 2013 9:45:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2013 8:00:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ

UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) hosts this conference, with the participation of eminent scholars and experts: Juan Carlos Moreno Brid, of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will provide a keynote presentation, followed by a host of distinguished guest speakers, including Professor Carmelo Mesa Lago (University of Pittsburgh), Dr Diego Sanchez Ancochea (St Anthony’s College, Oxford University), Dr Mahrukh Doctor (University of Hull), John Bowler (Economist Intelligence Unit), Professor Ricardo Ffrench Davis (ECLAC) and UCL-IA's Professors Maxine Molyneux, Iwan Morgan and Victor Bulmer-Thomas, amongst others.

Global changes are transforming the economic structure of the Americas. Prospects in the next decade will be affected by the rise of the South, new imbalances, emerging industries, resource constraints and the changing relationships between states and markets. This one-day conference, hosted by the Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) and supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, invites presenters and participants to explore the nature of current shifts in economic power, potential, vulnerabilities and ideas, and the significance of these changes for decision-makers.

Please consult the program here. The registration fee is £25 and you can register here. Please contact us for any queries.

Presentaton slides (Open in PDF)

Juan Carlos Moreno Brid Economic Performance in Latin America in 2013 and beyond - from chasing pavements to turning tables?
Michael Reid Latin America at the Twilight of the Great Commodity Boom
 John Bowler The Americas in the World: Risks, Stengths and Weaknesses
Phil Mullan The US industrial renaissance: an economy on the mend, or wishful thinking?
Dr Diego Sanchez Ancochea Central America: Looking at the present from a structuralist perspective
Dr Mahrukh Doctor The Changing role of Development banks: Lessons from Brazil
Professor Carmelo Mesa Lago Lessons from Re-reforms of Privatized Pensions Systems in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
Ricardo Ffrench-Davis Macroeconomic Management: From Financierism to Productivism
Gilberto Arias and Guy Edwards Latin American Climate Change Policy and Sustainable Growth 

Update: Mike Reid, Latin America Editor at The Economist, talks about the issue of productivity in Latin America.