Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Political Economy Scholarship- April 11, 2013

April 11th, 2013
9:15am-6:30pm

Location
Goldring Woldenberg Hall II, Room 3110, luncheon at 11:45am at the Greenleaf Conference Room in Jones Hall

Session 1: Who or what is driving economic policy and development in Latin America? Goldring Woldenberg II, Room 3110
9:15-9:40, Gustavo Flores Macías (Cornell University): The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America
9:40-10:05, Daniela Campello (Princeton University): The Politics of Market Discipline in Latin America
10:05-10:30, Patrick Egan (Tulane University) and Juan Bogliaccini (Universidad Católica del Uruguay): Foreign Direct Investment and Inequality in Latin America and Beyond
10:30-10:55, Ben Ross Schneider (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Business, Labor, and Development
10:55-11:30, questions and comments

Keynote Presentation and Lunch: Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE, RSVP REQUIRED cipr@tulane.edu
11:45-1:45, Overview of Political Economy Scholarship in Latin America: Beyond Neoliberalism
Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University

Session 2: Economic development for whom? Goldring Woldenberg II, Room 3110
2:15-2:40, Matthew Johnson (CIPR): The Political Management of Commodity Boom Revenues
2:40-3:05, Alison Post (University of California-Berkeley): Weak Institutions and Resilient Contracts
3:05-3:30, Eduardo Silva (Tulane University) and Federico Rossi (CIPR): Second Wave of Incorporation
3:30-4:10, Nora Lustig (Tulane University): Deconstructing the Decline of Inequality in Latin America
4:10-4:45, questions and comments

Epilogue: Where do we go from here? Goldring Woldenberg II, Room 3110
5:00 -‘€˜til, Vicky Murillo (Columbia University), Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico), and Juan Pablo Luna (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile): The Future of Latin American Political Economy Scholarship

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