Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (Zoom)


Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America"

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José Scheinkman, Professor of Economics, Columbia University.

Adriana Camacho, Associate Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes.

Santiago Levy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institute.


Frances Hagopian, Faculty Associate. Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.


Paola Ibarra

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures threaten a looming crisis of human capital formation. Panelists review the reasons for the magnitude of the crisis, why Latin America’s recovery lags the rest of the world, and above all how Latin America will recover from the crisis.