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This program is part of a series of workshops which advance the work of a comprehensive comparative study of the fiscal histories of eleven Latin American countries. A team of economists from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay will use country-specific data as “case studies,” testing two central hypotheses: first, that bad fiscal and monetary policies led to macroeconomic instability, and second, that macroeconomic instability was responsible for low growth and poor economic performance in this region.
The Becker Friedman Institute gratefully acknowledges support for this program to Donald R. Wilson, Jr., AB ’88 and Edward R. Allen, PhD ’92.


Friday, January 8, 2016
The Case of Colombia
David Perez Reyna, Universidad de los Andes
The Case of Mexico
Felipe Meza, Centro de Investigación Económica, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
The Case of Paraguay
Javier Charotti, Central Bank of Paraguay
The Case of Uruguay
Gabriel Oddone, Universidad de la Republica