COVID-19 and the Unbearable lightness of being of the economist

Time: July 8 2020, 12:00 (Timezone: Eastern time)

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In the next edition of the Economic Consequences of Covid-19 in Latin America series, we take a theoretical perspective on the pandemic with Esteban Perez Caldentey. He will reflect upon the Neoclassical interpretation of the Coronavirus and its implications for the economic theory.

Esteban Pérez Caldentey holds a Master (1989) and PhD (1996) from the New School for Social Research (NY, USA) and is currently Chief of the Financing For Development Unit at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile. He also teaches a course on Alternative Economic Models with Applications to Latin America at the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH) and taught Post Keynesian Economics at the University of Chile. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Investigación Económica (UNAM, México), the International Journal of Political Economy (USA) and the Review of Keynesian Economics (USA) and also a co-editor of the World Economic Review.

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