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From Buenos Aires to Bogotá, an economically restless continent

Session 27 Amphi 2 July 6, 2024 10:30 - 11:30

Overview

In less than a year, South America’s two leading economies have undergone a 180-degree political and economic turnaround: President Lula’s accession to power in Brazil signalled a return to interventionism, while President Milei’s accession to power in Argentina heralded an ultra-liberalist turn. Social policies in Mexico and Colombia, the fight against hyperinflation in Venezuela, ultra-orthodox monetary policies, dollarization of certain economies: the continent seems to be in search of its own economic recipes.

The volatility of growth in Latin America in recent years has illustrated its heavy dependence on raw materials. In 2023, Argentina entered a recession, while Brazil’s growth in 2024 is projected at +1.5%. The ECLAC (the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) points to the downward trend in growth in the region: from 3% per annum over the period 1980-2009, it has slumped to 1.6% between 2010 and 2024. The continent’s structural weaknesses are well known: productivity is too low, the weight of informal activities is high, and public and private investment is insufficient. How can we unleash the continent’s energies and revitalize South America?


Speakers

Mariana CAMPOS
General Director
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México Evalùa
Bio
Eduardo CAVALLO
Principal Economist
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Banque Interaméricaine de Développement
Bio
Marie-Aude THÉPAUT
Chief Executive Officer
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CNP Assurances
Bio
Jorge VIANA
President
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ApexBrasil
Bio

Coordinator

Arancha GONZALEZ LAYA
Invited by
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Le Cercle des économistes
Bio

Moderator

Patrice MOYON
Journalist
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Ouest-France
Bio