As COVID-19 struck in early 2020, governments across Latin America and the Caribbean moved decisively through transfers, credits and other means to shore up their economies and support families and firms. That swift governmental action did much to alleviate suffering. But in the midst of falling revenues, fiscal deficits increased substantially, rising on average from 3.4% of … [Read more...] about Preserving Public Investment During Fiscal Adjustments
Jorge Puig is a researcher at the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) of the National University of La Plata (UNLP). He has a Ph. D. in Economics from UNLP and he is a Ordinary Full Professor at the same University. His work focuses on public economics, fiscal policy, and income distribution. He has published in national and international journals such as the Journal of International Money and Finance, Energy Economics, El Trimestre Economico, Revista Economica, Estudios Economicos, and Latin American Journal of Economic Development, among others. He was visiting economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (2017) and secretary of the Argentine Association of Political Economy during 2017-2019.