March 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm
New Dynamics in the Western Hemisphere
Room 9206/07 (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, University of Chile
Since 1999, the performance of the Chilean economy has been shaped by trade and capital account shocks. These were negative in the early 2000s and, except for the peak of contagion from the 2008-09 global crisis, positive in 2004-13. Negative shocks returned in 2013. Ffrench-Davis will discuss these and related challenges for the Chilean economy.
Discussant: Jonathan Conning, Hunter College, CUNY
Ricardo Ffrench-Davis (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Professor of Economics at the University of Chile. Founding member of CIEPLAN, he later joined the Chilean Central Bank (1990-1992). He has taught at Oxford University, Boston University, Stanford, Universidad Complutense (Madrid), and other higher education centers in Spain, France, Italy, and Sweden. Ffrench-Davis is author or co-author of 21 books and more than 130 technical essays on the international economy, economic development, and the economies of Chile and Latin America. His works have been translated into 9 languages in more than 20 countries and he has been part of editorial boards in El Trimestre Económico, Latin American Research Review, Revue d’Economie du Developpement, Revista del Banco Central de Chile, Quórum de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares y Foreign Affairs en español.
Jonathan Conning (Ph.D., Yale University) is an Associate Professor of Economics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center and an affiliate at NYU’s Financial Access Initiative. His research interests center on microeconomics and the economics of property rights and contracts in development, trade and political economy. His writing has explored the structure and operation of rural financial markets (in Chile and elsewhere), microfinance and social investment, agrarian organization, property rights reforms, and economic history. Raised in Chile, he has remained a regular visitor to the country, on several occasions as a visiting researcher or Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chile’s Centro de Economía Aplicada.