Latin America Working Group

About

Join us to study the economic challenges of the Latin American continent. Identify new approaches to combat inequality, poverty while improving social, economic, and environmental conditions.

Coordinators:
Manuel Valencia (Université Sorbonne, Berlin School of Economics and Law, UNSAM)
Leonardo Rojas-Rodriguez (Researcher, Colombia
Jimena Castillo Aguerre (Leeds University Business School, UK)

Contact
latam[@]youngscholarsinitiative.org

Mandate

Research themes

  • Sustainability and green transition
  • Trade and productive structure specialization
  • Structural change and environmental sustainability
  • Growth and development from north-south & south-south perspectives
  • Inequality in Latin America

Research questions

  • Where does regional integration go from here? In the past years, there has been a change in the direction of regional integration for Latin America. What are the implications for regional trade in Latin America?
  • Growth and development from north-south & south-south perspectives: The nature of the relationship between Latin American economies and those of the global north has had a strong influence on Latin America’s growth.
  • How do we make sure that we can make compatible equality with structural change and environmental sustainability?
  • What kind of new social compacts / political agreements would be necessary to ensure an integrated set of policies for sustainability and equality?
  • Should public development banks have bigger role? How could they serve to the transition to a low carbon and fair economy?
  • How do we put innovation at the centre of the welfare state?
  • What is the Political Economy behind direct and indirect climate change effects?
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Projects Planned 

  • 4th International School of Development at UNICAMP
  • Demand-led growth Conference in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (July 2023)
  • LAPORDE in São Paulo/Brazil (to be confirmed)
  • ECLAC Summer School – August/September 202
  • International Workshop YSI-UDELAR-ECLAC, Montevideo (Uruguay)
  • International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics Conference 2024 (IACAPE)
  • Development Workshop in Feminist Economics – UFPR Curitiba (Brazil)

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB)
  • Instituto de Economia – UNICAMP
  • CEED-UNSAM
  • Latin America Program of Rethinking
  • Getulio Vargas Foundation of São Paulo – FGV
  • Latin America’s Knowledge Systems, Innovation and Capacity Building Research Network (LALICS)
  • Demand-led growth workshop (UFRJ)
  • Grupo de Socioeconomia, Instituciones y Desarollo (GSEID) – UNAL
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Instituto de Economia (IECON-UDELAR)
  • Centro Celso Furtado (Brazil)

Projects

You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 

Upcoming 

News

The latest updates and announcements, sent out to all working group members via email.
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION to YSI Panel in WAPLAC Workshop 2024 (Universidad de Costa Rica)
The Inequality and Latin America working groups extend a formal…
February 23, 2024
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YSI Workshop Latin America Working Group. Potentialities, Opportunities, And Risks Of The Transition To A Low-Carbon Economy In Latin America.
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February 8, 2024
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YSI Workshop Latin America Working Group. Potentialities, Opportunities, And Risks Of The Transition To A Low-Carbon Economy In Latin America.
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February 8, 2024
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