Augusto de la Torre works as a freelance Senior Policy Consultant, teaches at Columbia University’s School of Public and International Affairs, is Director of the Economics Research Center at the Universidad de las Américas in Quito, Ecuador, and is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He worked at the World Bank for 20 years until 2016, including 10 years as Chief Economist for Latin America. Previously, he served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ecuador and as an Economist for the International Monetary Fund. He earned his MA and PhD degrees in economics at the University of Notre Dame and holds a degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of Ecuador.
O volume tem uma visão ampla dos recentes desenvolvimentos sociais, políticos e econômicos na América Latina. Ele contém seis ensaios, focados em temas salientes e transversais, que tentam construir um fio ou uma narrativa sobre a região altamente diversificada, destacando suas principais idiossincrasias e analisando para onde ela deve se encaminhar nos próximos anos.
The volume takes a broad view of recent social, political, and economic developments in Latin America. It contains six essays, focused on salient and cross-cutting themes, that try to construct a thread or narrative about the highly diverse region, highlighting its main idiosyncrasies and analyzing where it might be headed in coming years.