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IDB President and Chief Economist to address conference at George Washington University on Latin American issues

Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias and IDB Chief Economist Guillermo Calvo will be among the speakers at a one-day conference at George Washington University on Oct. 30 that will also feature presentations by four ex-presidents of Latin American countries.

The forum – which will take place at The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E. Street, N.W., Room 213, Washington, DC. – will address major political, economic and social issues facing the Latin America.

Former Presidents Fernando Cardoso of Brazil, Jorge Quiroga of Bolivia, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez of Costa Rica and Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico will discuss issues such as trade liberalization, social policy, fiscal performance and political economy. They will be joined by Prof. Dani Rodrik of Harvard University, Prof. Alberto Fishlow of Columbia University and Nancy Birdsall, the founding president of the Center for Global Development and former executive vice president of the IDB.

Calvo and former President Rodríguez will address a panel on the main lessons of research and analysis of the region’s financial policies.

President Iglesias will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon offered by invitation only.

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