Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC
Download the presentation of Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, at the inauguration of the 2015 edition of the Summer School on Latin American Economies.
This year the summer school begins with an incredible program that goes beyond the wildest expectations. Well, this may sound a bit exaggerated, but it is true that we have a great agenda for the first three days of the school. Students and researchers are all welcome at ECLAC to attend these events.
On July 27 Professor Luis Bértola (who recently published a wonderful book on the Latin American economic history with Professor Jose Antonio Ocampo) will give the inaugural lecture to the 2015 edition of the summer school. Professor Bertola is a well know economic historian who infuses a desperately needed historical content to current economic debates. The inaugural lecture will be at the Raúl Prebisch meeting room.
On July 28 there will be a seminar in which former ECLAC Summer School students will present papers in a seminar jointly organized with INET. Thanks to all our former students that sent papers to the seminar and to those who will be able to come to present their research. This seminar, at this time of the year, is a way which we have found to put together the old and new generations of summer school students. It is a great opportunity to meet young researchers who are committed to discuss the challenge of development in Latin America. At the beginning of the seminar, a certificate will be given to the former students that won the ECLAC-INET prize to the best paper. The papers that received the prize can be read here. The seminar will take place at the Celso Furtado meeting room at ECLAC.
Finally, on the 29th of July there will be the “Keynes Meets Schumpeter Seminar” (the title of the Seminar is drawn from a most interesting paper written by Dosi et al, 2013). The Seminar consists of a Keynesian morning and a Schumpeterian afternoon, but the idea that bridges will be created all the time. We hope to combine the approaches of these two important schools of thought. As a teacher of mine once said, those authors that had deep insights on the workings of the economy could be put together and give rise to theoretical cross-fertilizations. This is the key idea behind the seminar. Besides the old well know suspects from ECLAC, we have invited Arslan Razmi from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Luigi Marengo from LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and Nicolás Garrido from the Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago).
Those who are interested in attending the seminar please register with Cynthia Hurtado (email@example.com; +56 2 2210 2787).