Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Fiscal and Monetary History of Latin America 2016-17

August 1, 2016–August 1, 2017

(All day)

South America
Organizers
Timothy J. Kehoe, University of Minnesota, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Juan Pablo Nicolini, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Universidad di Tella
Thomas J. Sargent, New York University

Teams of researchers continue to work to analyze economic data from the nine largest economies in Latin America with the goal of producing a comprehensive fiscal history of the region. Research teams for each country meet periodically to review findings and evidence and discuss explanations for observed economic performance.

Since the 1970s, Latin America has suffered economic stagnation and decline while most other nations enjoyed steady growth. To understand why, this project examines the impact of past aggregate fiscal and monetary policies on the region's poor growth performance. The project will result in published histories that will offer lessons for future fiscal policy.

The project began in July 2013 as part of the Becker Friedman Institute's fiscal studies initiative.

The Becker Friedman Institute gratefully acknowledges support for this initiative provided by Donald R. Wilson Jr., AB’88, Edward R. Allen, PhD’92, and Claudio Haddad, PhD'73.

August 1, 2016 (All day) August 1, 2017 (All day)