10:00—11:30 AM
CSIS B1 Conference Room B, 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Latin America: Managing Abundance to Avoid a Bust

Presented by the CSIS Americas Program

With a lead presentation by:
Rodrigo Valdés
Senior Advisor
Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund

And discussants:
Liliana Rojas-Suárez
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Arturo C. Porzecanski
Distinguished Economist-in-Residence, American University and
Senior Associate (Non-resident), CSIS

Exceptional global circumstances have produced  a double bonanza of easy foreign financing and high export earnings for most of the large and medium-sized countries in Latin America, particularly all the commodity exporters.  However, these favorable conditions may not last beyond this year.  Join us for a discussion of the problems and vulnerabilities that the boom is generating; how to best manage this abundance in order to avoid a painful bust down the road; and for an assesment of whether governments are following policies that are appropriate for the circumstances.

Open to the public, however space is limited.
Please RSVP to the Americas Program Coordinator Michael Graybeal at or 202.775.3123

This discussion will be based on the IMF report "Managing Abundance to Avoid a Bust in Latin America."


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