Luis Miguel Castilla, former minister of finance and economy of Peru, has published a new book titled La oportunidad del siglo: Reformas económicas para un país más próspero y justo, or “The opportunity of the century: Economic reforms for a more prosperous and just country.”
The book provides a thorough diagnosis of the economic state of Peru before the coronavirus pandemic and of the actions that the government carried out to stop contagion and financial bankruptcy. It also presents an agenda of pending reform necessary to change the country’s structural conditions and build a more just, prosperous, and inclusive society. These include comprehensive health reform, policies that achieve greater formalization of the economy, and a new social contract.
Luis Miguel Castilla is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.
On April 12, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Latin America’s Digital Economy and Trends in International Taxation.” The discussion took place in the context of a recent OECD report, that reported that a global consensus on how to tax businesses with a substantial digital footprint but no physical presence in a given country remains elusive.
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