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Como Mexico y Estados Unidos Pueden Solucionar el Tema de la Migracion (New York Times)

9/12/16

Estados Unidos y México comparten una rica historia. Durante más de un siglo, la gente ha ido y venido a través de la frontera para trabajar. Su trabajo arduo y dedicación podrían haber tenido lugar dentro de un mercado laboral bien regulado y ventajoso para ambos países. Sin embargo, en años recientes la mayor parte de la mano de obra se ha movido en un vasto mercado negro, afectando a los trabajadores, las familias, la seguridad y las finanzas públicas en ambos países.

How Mexico and the U.S. Can Fix Migration (New York Times)

9/12/16

The United States and Mexico have a rich, shared history. For more than a century, people have moved back and forth at the border to work. Their toil and industry could have taken place within a well-regulated and mutually beneficial labor market. But in recent years much of their labor has occurred in a vast black market — harming workers, families, security and public finances in both countries.

Sistema de Identidad Unico, Clave para una Mayor Inclusion Financiera (Informador)

8/26/16

After her presentation on financial inclusion at PALCCO, Liliana Rojas-Suarez shared some insights with Mexican media Informador. Rojas-Suarez argued that financial inclusion helps people in three main axes: (i) facilitates payments systems, (ii) allows families to make long term decisions and (iii) reduces risks for low income families. She suggests that Mexico should advocate for a unique and biometric identity system to be implemented.

Interview with Liliana Rojas-Suarez (Canal N)

8/25/16

After participating in Foro Diálogos para el Desarrollo,  Liliana Rojas-Suarez engaged in an interview about the main challenges for Peru’s growth problem. Rojas-Suarez agreed with many other panelists of the event on how informality is one of the most important barriers for growth, particularly in Peru. But she also emphasized prioritizing judicial reform in order to enhance contract enforcement and foster long term growth.

Es Momento Ideal para Iniciar las Reformas pro Crecimiento (La Republica)

8/24/16

In this interview, Liliana Rojas-Suarez talks about some of the main points she explained at Foro Diálogos para el Desarrollo, an event organized by Confiep and Seminarium that gathered together policy makers and key stakeholders in order to discuss the main challenges and opportunities for Peru in the next years. During the interview, Rojas-Suarez describes the main reforms the country should enact in order to grow more than 4% and catch-up more quickly with advanced economies.

PPK Debe Aprovechar Ola de Optimismo para Iniciar Reformas Laboral y Judicial (Gestion)

8/18/16

Liliana Rojas-Suarez suggests that Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), new president of Peru, should use increasing approval rating to implement two key national reforms for long term growth: labor market and judicial system reforms. Rojas-Suarez argues that there are two moments governments tend to implement large reforms: after a crisis and at the beginning. Peru is now at the second one, and should embark in implementing these reforms as soon as possible. This article is embedded on Rojas-Suarez’s participation on Foro Diálogos para el Desarrollo.

La Informalidad es Uno de los Grandes Problemas del Peru (La Republica)

8/15/16

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, one of the main panelist on Foro Diálogos para el Desarrollo, argues that the newest episode of capital inflows to Emerging Markets (including Peru) and the increasing optimism on the new government opens a window for developing labor and judicial reforms, in order to enhance long term growth.

Interview on the event “Foro Diálogos para el Desarrollo” (RPP Noticias)

8/12/16

In this interview, Liliana Rojas-Suarez emphasizes that Peru should have the objective of growing more than 4% in order to converge faster with advanced economies. The economist also argues that the VAT reduction proposed by the new government is positive, as long it comes within a reform package to reduce informality in the country.

What Would Hillary Clinton's US Aid Agenda Look Like? (Devex)

8/3/16

“As president she would be more fully immersed in development policy issues than we’ve ever seen from an American president on day one,” said Scott Morris, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

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