Seminar on Economic Perspectives of Latin America, 2024

The upcoming year brings a series of economic, political, and social changes and processes, not only for Mexico but for Latin America as a whole. Therefore, we present the first edition of the Seminar on Economic Perspectives of Latin America 2024. This academic event will provide an overview of the economic trends for this year in our region. The Center for Economic Research and Teaching, A.C. (CIDE) will conduct the seminar.

Last year, organizations such as the OECD predicted economic growth between 2% and 3% for Mexico and Latin America. The CEPAL and the IMF provided similar projections, with 1.5% and 2.3%, respectively. However, the behavior, needs, and results of the countries in this region are heterogeneous. On one hand, we have countries like Argentina facing challenges such as hyperinflation, while countries like Mexico, Chile, and Brazil have the potential to boost vital economic sectors. In the case of Mexico, we have received favorable outlooks, as per the OECD, indicating a trend of reduction and stabilization in inflation, accompanied by a strong labor market and low unemployment. Remember that, for numerous countries, it will be a politically atypical year due to elections. This new and diverse context prompts us to reflect on:

  • How did your economy perform in 2023?
  • What is the expected growth rate for the countries of Latin America?
  • What factors will influence the behavior of the economy?
  • What actions should the government take to achieve long-term economic growth?

These questions are part of this seminar’s agenda and interest, so by its conclusion, we hope to have explored, described and explained the upcoming panorama.



January 24.

10:30 – Inauguration


Table 1. Chile, Uruguay & Mexico

10:45  – 11:00: Miguel Torres (Chile)

11:00 – 11:15: Sebastián Torres (Uruguay)

11:15 – 11:30 Rodrigo Aliphat (Mexico)

11:30- 11 :45 Q&A


11:45 – 12:00 Coffe break


Table 2: Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Peru

12:00 – 12:15 Ponente: Vanessa Veintimilla (Ecuador)

12:15 – 12:30 Henri Hebrard (Dominican Republic)

12:30-12:45 Jennifer Stephany De La Cruz Guillén (Peru)

12:45 – 13:00: Q&A


January 25.

Mesa 3: Argentina, Colombia & Bolivia

10:00  – 10:15 Manuel Gonzalo (Argentina)

10:15 – 10:30 Leonardo Rojas (Colombia)

10:30 – 10:45 Alejandro Banegas (Bolivia)

10:45 – 11:00 Q&A


11:00 – 11:15 Coffe break


Mesa 4: Cuba, Brasil & El Salvador

11:15 – 11:30 Alexis Berg (Cuba)

11:30 – 11:45 Gustavo Moura (Brazil)

11:45 – 12:00 Sigifredo Reyes (El Salvador)

12 :00 – 12:15 Q&A


12:15 Close