Latin American economy the focus of April 19 conference

Author: Dennis K. Brown


U.S.and international experts on the Latin American economy will gather for a daylong conference April 19 (Tuesday) at the University of Notre Dame.

TitledLatin America in the Global Economy,the conference is sponsored by Notre Dames Kellogg Institute for International Studies and will take place in the auditorium ofHesburghCenterfor International Studies.

Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo will deliver the keynote address at an invitational dinner to conclude the conference.

In addition to Zedillo, a group of prominent experts will evaluateLatin Americas economic challenges, discuss the imperative to raise productivity growth, and propose next steps on the regions path to overcome the economic burden of the past.

Among the scheduled speakers are Guillermo Perry, the chief economist on Latin America and the Caribbean for the World Bank; Anne Krueger, first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund; E. Gerald Corrigan, managing director for Goldman Sachs and former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Augusto de la Torre, senior advisor to the World Bank Group; and Dennis Flannery, executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank.

The conference is open to registered participants. To register, go online to :// . The full schedule is available at

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