Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America


Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:20pm


David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard—Online

The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures threaten a looming crisis of human capital formation. Panelists review the reasons for the magnitude of the crisis, why Latin America’s recovery lags the rest of the world, and above all how Latin America will recover from the crisis.

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