Since March of 2022, the war between Russia and Ukraine has significantly impacted the global economy, affecting recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and reducing or halting growth in most of the world's regions. By disrupting the supply of agricultural and energy commodities, it has also fuelled inflation, which was already running hot before the war broke out. Latin … [Read more...] about The Impact of War on External Financing in Latin America and the Caribbean
Columbia University and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are offering the next edition of their popular executive course on macro-financial policymaking in emerging markets from April 23-27 in New York. Open to policymakers from developing world governments, as well as economists working in international financial institutions and investment bankers, the intensive … [Read more...] about IDB-Columbia Course for Policymakers Opens for Applications
Applications are now open for the executive program on macro-financial policymaking in emerging markets, jointly organized by Columbia University and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Policymakers from emerging economies worldwide are welcome to apply to the course that will take place in New York on April 24-28. The IDB will offer tuition waivers to up to 15 … [Read more...] about Applications Open for the IDB-Columbia Executive Course for Policymakers
I returned home recently from another excellent “di Tella Summer Camp”. It’s no longer in the summer, it was not held in the Universidad Torcuato di Tella and it’s now called the Workshop in International Economics and Finance but the event is still going strong; this was the 19th year! Our extremely hospitable hosts were the Central Bank of Colombia and in the “policy panel” … [Read more...] about Commodity Prices (Again): Permanent or Temporary Shocks?
Over the last 20 years, Latin Amerand the Caribbean has made large strides to close the gender gap in education and employment. Since the early 1990s, more women than men in the region have been enrolled in school at the secondary and tertiary levels. And today women make up more than 40% of the region's labor force despite the stereotypes that make those gains … [Read more...] about Can Women Break the Glass Ceiling in Latin America and the Caribbean?