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The impact of the financial crisis on Latin America and its social effects

Date: May 19, 2010

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Featured speaker:

Dr. Antonio Prado
Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC)

Brazilian economic policy researcher Dr. Antonio Prado has specialized in the analysis of technological change and its impacts on economic development, the labor market and Brazil’s industrial relations.  Over the past few years, he has analyzed anti-inflationary and development policies, first as economic advisor to the president of the government seat in the Brazilian Senate (2003-2004), and later as Head Officer for Government Affairs of the Presidency of the Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development, BNDES (2005-2009). From 1990 to 2000, Prado was responsible for the research division at DIEESE, a research center on labor issues in Brazil, where they prepared statistical surveys on the cost of living and employment, and studies on income distribution, racial and gender issues, strategic planning, industrial change and the macro-economy.

Respondent:

Jeff Faux

EPI, Founding president and distinguished fellow

Jeff Faux founded the Economic Policy Institute in 1986, and made it into the country’s leading think tank on the political and economic issues that face working Americans. In 2003, he stepped down as EPI’s president, and is now the Institute’s Distinguished Fellow. Faux has studied, taught and published on a wide variety of economic and political issues from the global economy to neighborhood community development, from monetary policy to political strategy. He is the author or co-author of five books, the latest being, The Global Class War (Wiley, 2006). He has now started a new book on America’s future.