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Economic Challenges Amidst Times of Crisis in Latin America

October 4, 2023 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · 010 East Pyne

José Antonio Ocampo, economist and policymaker

Leonard Jay Horwitz *68 Lecture

This discussion will feature the renowned economist and policymaker from Colombia, José Antonio Ocampo. Ocampo recently held a position as Finance Minister in Colombia and has grappled with the challenging task of implementing progressive economic measures during times of financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and rising interest rates in the United States.

His presentation will bring exciting and on-the-ground debates about the economic challenges faced by his country to the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) at Princeton. Additionally, Ocampo will provide a more general reflection on Latin America’s role in the global economy. This talk will appeal to anyone interested in the region, as well as those interested in economic policymaking and macroeconomic issues.

This event is free and open to the public.

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