2018 Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America Conference
The Becker Friedman Institute’s Macro Finance Research Program (MFR) released a unique set of papers on the Fiscal and Monetary History of Latin America during a high-level conference, jointly hosted by the Becker Friedman Institute and the Central Bank of Chile, on August 24, 2018, in Santiago.
The papers used a common conceptual framework and a comparable data set to narrate the economic history of the 11 largest Latin American countries since 1960. The authors are country experts, who participated in numerous meetings over four years to discuss and receive feedback on their findings. These conferences served as laboratories to test alternative theories and strengthen our understanding of economic crises.
The authors of select papers, along with notable economic leaders such as the University of Chicago’s Lars Peter Hansen, CorpGroup’s Alvaro Saieh, University of Chicago Professor Emeritus Arnold Harberger, NYU’s Thomas Sargent, the Minneapolis Federal Reserve’s Juan Pablo Nicolini, and others, discussed the final papers during this groundbreaking event.