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Sailing Calm in a Stormy Sea? Latin America's Response to Global Financial Turmoil and the Food Price Crisis

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (LASFRC), a group of former senior Latin American policymakers, was hosted by the Center for Global Development on May 21, 2008 for an event on "Sailing in a Stormy Sea: Latin America's Response to Global Financial Turmoil and the Food Price Crisis." 

Participating LASFRC members included Liliana Rojas-Suarez, President, LASFRC; Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; Guillermo Calvo, Former Chief Economist, Inter-American Development Bank; Guillermo Chapman, Former Minister of Planning and Economic Policy, Panama; Claudio Contador, Former Professor, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Roque Fernandez, Former Minister of Finance, Argentina; Pablo Guidotti, Former Vice-Minister of Finance, Argentina; Ernesto Talvi, Former Chief Economist, Central Bank of Uruguay; Roberto Zahler, Former President, Central Bank of Chile.

Read the LASFRC Statement No. 18 (pdf, 107K)

Read the Spanish language version of the LASFRC Statement (pdf, 112K)

Read event transcript (pdf, 85K)

 Fernandez, Calvo, Zahler & Rojas-Suarez                    Talvi, Guidotti, Chapman & Benink