Nurturing Economic Growth: What Should LATAM Countries Do under the New Normal?


Monday, November 28, 2016, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Starr Auditorium, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK St. Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Carlos Fernández Valdovinos, Governor of the Central Bank of Paraguay

Moderator: Ricardo Hausmann, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Event co-organized by DRCLAS, Harvard Kennedy School Latin American Caucus, Harvard LatinX Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School Spain Caucus, and Harvard Kennedy School Finance and Macro Professional Interest Council. Refreshments will be available.

Carlos Fernández Valdovinos was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Paraguay (CBP) in 2013 for a 5-year period. From 2011 until 2013, he served as IMF Resident Representative for Brazil and Bolivia, after covering the departments of Africa, Europe and the Western Hemisphere as Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund. He also served as Senior Economist for Argentina in the World Bank until 2006, after his work as Chief Economist of the CBP from 2001 to 2004. He holds a PhD in Economics by the University of Chicago and Master of Science in Policy Economics by the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Both in 2015 and 2016, Global Finance awarded him Best Central Bank Governor of the Year.