Latin America: From Recovery to Slowdown


April 18, 2015, 12:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Ilan Goldfajn (Former Deputy Governor for Economic Policy, Central Bank of Brazil) and José De Gregorio (PIIE)

Event Summary

Ilan Goldfajn, former deputy governor for economic policy at the Central Bank of Brazil, and Jose De Gregorio, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former governor of the Central Bank of Chile, discussed emerging risks in Latin America at an event held at the Institute on April 18, 2015.

Goldfajn is a partner at Gavea Investments, a position he has held since November 2003. He has also taught at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro since 1999. He served as the deputy governor for economy policy at the Central Bank of Brazil from September 2000 to July 2003. He was also an economist at the International Monetary Fund from 1996 to1999. He taught as assistant professor at Brandeis University from 1995 to 1996.

De Gregorio has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Institute since March 2014 and is currently a professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Chile. He was governor of the Central Bank of Chile from 2007 to 2011. Before that he served as vice-governor from 2003 and a member of the bank's board from 2001. During 2000 and 2001, De Gregorio was Chile's minister of the combined portfolios of economy, mining, and energy. Between 1997 and 2000 he was professor and head of postgraduate programs at the Center of Applied Economics at the University of Chile. From 1994 to 1997, he was coordinator of economic policy at the Ministry of Finance of Chile. From 1990 to 1994 he worked as an economist in the research department of the International Monetary Fund.

Event Materials

Presentations: Ilan Goldfajn [pdf] | Jose De Gregorio [pdf]