Latin America’s Major Economies at a Turning Point


October 6, 2016, 12:15 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC

Federico Sturzenegger (Central Bank of Argentina), Monica de Bolle (PIIE), José De Gregorio (PIIE) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)

Event Summary

Federico Sturzenegger, governor of the Central Bank of Argentina, spoke at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on October 6, 2016. PIIE fellows Monica de Bolle, José De Gregorio, and Chad Bown participated in a panel discussion on the Latin American economic outlook prior to Sturzenegger’s presentation.

Sturzenegger has been the governor of the Central Bank of Argentina since December 2015. He was previously a member of the Chamber of Deputies for the Argentine National Congress and the president of the Bank of the City of Buenos Aires. He is also a former visiting professor of public policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Monica de Bolle has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Institute since March 2015. She is also an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University as well as managing partner at Galanto, MBB Consultants. Previously she was a director of the Institute for Economic Policy Research, a think tank based in Rio de Janeiro.

José De Gregorio has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Institute since March 2014 and is a professor at the University of Chile’s Department of Economics. He was governor of the Central Bank of Chile from 2007 to 2011. He was previously vice governor and a member of the Bank's Board. During 2000 and 2001, De Gregorio was minister of the combined portfolios of economy, mining, and energy.

Chad Bown joined the Institute as a senior fellow in April 2016. He previously served as senior economist for international trade and investment in the White House on the Council of Economic Advisers and most recently as a lead economist at the World Bank. He was a tenured professor of economics at Brandeis University.