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Latin America

Latin America

About us

The Latin America Working Group studies the challenges to social and economic development in the region. After a positive performance at the beginning of the new century, Latin America has started to face economic and political turmoils that have increased poverty and decreased growth. Therefore, the LAWG encourages new approaches to fight inequality and to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in Latin America.


Introduction

Welcome to the Latin America Working Group!

The Latin America Working Group at YSI is one of the largest groups in the community. As a regional group, we have a broad research agenda covering different topics such as economic development, macroeconomics, inequality, financial instability, among others. Join us!

What are our objectives?

The purpose of YSI is to provide a lively and stimulating intellectual environment for collaborating on furthering our understanding of the economy. For the Latin America group, this means providing our members with a forum to discuss the latest research being produced in the region, as well as relevant economic developments. By offering a platform for these debates, YSI Latin America hopes to provide intellectual support for the academic and work endeavors of our members, promoting the interaction among young scholars and senior policy makers. Specifically, we aim to:
Establish a regular forum to discuss relevant economic topics in Latin America, both from a theoretical and practical perspective. In the spirit of YSI, we aim to promote cross-sectional discussions with other YSI groups in order to stimulate intellectual curiosity and diversity.
The wide-ranging network of senior policy makers and scholars associated to INET provides the group with a unique opportunity to grant young scholars with direct access to them. As such we aim to encourage this type of interactions in order to support the research efforts by young scholars in the group.
Develop a growing and self-sustaining community of young scholars working together supporting the organization of webinars, seminars and other activities, as well as our joint academic endeavors.

What are our activities?

The Latin America Working Group organizes regular series of webinars, supports the organizations of seminars and provides a platform for discussion of New Economic Thinking in the context of the region.

About us

The Latin America Working Group studies the challenges to social and economic development in the region. After a positive performance at the beginning of the new century, Latin America has started to face economic and political turmoils that have increased poverty and decreased growth. Therefore, the LAWG encourages new approaches to fight inequality and to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in Latin America.

Next event

3rd Conference on Development Planning “Julio H.G. Olivera”

Buenos Aires , Argentina

July 28, 2021

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