Analysis

Argentine Finance Minister Martín Guzmán

Will Argentina’s Economy See a Strong Rebound?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the trajectory of Argentina’s economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jorge Argüello, Kezia McKeague, Daiana Fernández Molero, Mariana Zepeda

Latin America Advisor ˙

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to rebound this year after years of economic decline, according to the International Monetary Fund’s Alejandro Werner. // File Photo: International Monetary Fund.

Are Latin America’s Economies Facing More Headwinds?

How are external factors such as global trade tensions, the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit likely to affect Latin America and the Caribbean, and what structural issues are still holding the region back?

Alicia Bárcena, Shelly Shetty, David Ross, Alfredo Coutiño

Latin America Advisor ˙

Factory workers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are pictured above. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

How Can Latin America Become More Productive?

What are the reasons behind the region’s persistently low productivity rates, and what can it do to reverse this trend?

Alicia Bárcena, Jaana Remes, Welby Leaman, Matteo Grazzi

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Does 2019 Hold for Economies in Latin America?

What does 2019 hold in store for Latin American economies? Which countries will perform well economically, and which will struggle, and why?

Richard Francis, Joydeep Mukherji, Alfredo Coutiño, Marcos Casarin

Latin America Advisor ˙

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What is the Economic Outlook for Latin America?

On November 1, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion with the International Monetary Fund based on the IMF’s latest Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook report , “An Uneven Recovery.”

Jose Bernardo Reyes Facio

Event Summaries ˙

IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld has called trade tensions “the greatest near-term threat to the world’s growth. // File Photo: IMF.

What Will It Take for Latin America to Pick Up Growth?

The IMF lowered its economic growth forecast for the region in July. Will the economy worsen this year, or will there be a turnaround?

Barbara Kotschwar, Alicia Bárcena, Alfredo Coutiño, Carlos de Sousa, Desmond Lachman

Latin America Advisor ˙

Video

Economic Development in the Caribbean

On January 30, the Inter-American Dialogue and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hosted an event to discuss the findings of a recently published book, Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean (November 2017). This event was moderated by Manuel Orozco with panelists Joyce Wong, Sebastian Acevedo and Daniel P. Erikson. The panel discussed the roles that structural transformation, natural disasters, and fiscal policy have on unleashing future growth in the region.

Martín Rodríguez Nuñez

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What Does Latin America’s Shift to the Right Mean for the Energy Sector?

At a breakfast meeting with members of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy and Resources Committee, Michael Reid, The Economist’s senior Latin America editor and author of the “Bello” column, discussed why he thinks the region is shifting to the right.

Lisa Viscidi

Event Summaries ˙

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Clean Energy Innovation in Latin America

In the wake of the COP21 global climate talks, governments must shift attention to how they will actually follow through on the commitments made in Paris. One concept is central to achieving that goal – innovation.

Lisa Viscidi, Justin Miller

Reports ˙

Dialogue Participates in Colombian Oil Association Conference

The hydrocarbons sector is at a turning point. Low prices and uncertain projections, competition for market share, geopolitical dynamics, growing environmental and social concerns, and questions about the future of fossil fuel and renewable energy sources necessitate analysis and discussion about the present and future of the industry and the challenges…

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙

Energy & Politics in Brazil

With Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras engulfed in a massive corruption scandal, the government looks poised to introduce an energy sector overhaul.

Lisa Viscidi

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