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Policy Challenges in Emerging Economies in an Uncertain World

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Dr. Mario Bergara
Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay

Policy Challenges in Emerging Economies in an Uncertain World

Minister Bergara will be discussing the challenges of a small country like Uruguay to the changes in the current regional and international environment.  He will discuss types of practical alternative policies that are available in developing countries to face these changes. 

Since 2013, Dr. Mario Bergara has served as Uruguays Minister of Economy and Finance. Prior to this, he was President of the Central Bank of Uruguay from 2008 to 2013. From 2005 to 2008 he was Vice-Minister of Economy and Finance, and from 2001 to 2005 he was a Member of the Board of the Communication Services Regulatory Agency. Dr. Bergara holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, has taught at the Universidad de la Repblica Oriental de Uruguay, and in Argentina, Peru, Cuba and Paraguay. In 2008, Dr. Bergara received the Elise and Walter Haas International Award of the University of California, Berkeley, recognizing him as an individual who has a distinguished record of service to his or her country.

Guillermo Calvo, Professor of International Affairs, and PEPM Director will chair, and
Jos Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs and Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration, will lead the discussion.

February 18th, 2014
1512 International Affairs Building (15th Floor)

Categories: Academic: Lecture