Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Region
Latin America as Tailwinds Recede: Implications for Growth and Social Development?
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Reception will follow.
Cosponsored with the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.
Using the World Bank's recent report "Latin America as Tailwinds Recede: In Search of Higher Growth," as his jumping-off point, Augusto de la Torre will discuss the social and economic achievements made by Latin America in the past decade and the significant macro and micro challenges the region faces as it looks to the future.
Augusto de la Torre is chief economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank. Since joining the World Bank in 1997, he has been senior advisor in the Financial Systems Department and senior financial sector advisor, both positions with a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, de la Torre was the head of the Central Bank of Ecuador and an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he served as the IMF’s representative in Venezuela. De la Torre has published extensively on a broad range of macroeconomic and financial development topics. A member of the Carnegie Network of Economic Reformers, he earned his PhD in economics at the University of Notre Dame.