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Top economists in IDB seminar to discuss the outlook for the world economy and Latin America

Carmen Reinhart, Guillermo Calvo, Raghuram Rajan, Stephen Cecchetti, Paulo Leme and Liliana Rojas-Suárez to take part in the IDB seminar on Sept. 23rd in Washington D.C. Event to be webcast.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is holding a seminar to discuss the outlook for the world economy and how it can affect the future economic performance of Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will take place on Sept. 23rd at the IDB’s headquarters in Washington D.C.

Renowned economists including Carmen Reinhart of the Peterson Institute, Guillermo Calvo from Columbia University, Raghuram Rajan from the University of Chicago, Stephen Cecchetti from the Bank of International Settlements, Paulo Leme from Goldman Sachs, and Liliana Rojas-Suárez, from the Center for Global Development, will be discussing whether the world economy could face yet another crisis given recent economic developments in the United States and Europe and how Latin America and the Caribbean ought to prepare to face this possible challenge.

The event will be webcast at

The event is open to the public and participants must register at the event’s Web page. Media interested in attending the event should send an email to

WHAT: IDB Policy Seminar: Will the World Relapse into Another Crisis? Can the Region Remain Immune?

WHEN: September 23 at 2:15 p.m.

WHERE: IDB headquarters

               1300 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC

                Room: Andrés Bello, 9th floor


Santiago Levy, IDB’s Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge

Carmen Reinhart, Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Guillermo Calvo, Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

Stephen Cecchetti, Economic Adviser and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland

Paulo Leme, M.D. & Director of Emerging Markets Research, Economics Research Department, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Liliana Rojas-Suárez, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington DC

Moderator: Eduardo Fernández-Arias, Senior Advisor of the IDB's Research Department

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