Development and Debt Challenges in Latin America and the Global South

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The LBJ School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies welcome Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and former Argentine minister of economy Martín Guzmán for the inaugural Mary Ann Faulkner Distinguished Series in Latin American Public Affairs and Politics.

Stiglitz and Guzmán will explore the factors contributing to the cycles of growth, debt, and development in Latin America and the Global South. They will also assess policy proposals for addressing the region’s fiscal and economic challenges over the coming decade.


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Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's research focuses on income distribution, climate change, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics, and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, People, Power, and Profits; Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy; and Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited.

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Martín Guzmán served as Minister of Economy of the Republic of Argentina (December 2019–July 2022). He is a leading global expert in the fields of sovereign debt and debt crisis resolution. Guzmán is a professor in the Department of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University. He is also a professor of Money, Credit, and Banking at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. He is the co-president of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), an academic center at the Columbia University Business School that works to broaden dialogue in development policy by bringing the best ideas in development to policymakers facing globalization’s complex challenges and opportunities. He is the founder and president of Suramericana Visión, a think tank that promotes public policies for the economic development of Argentina, as well as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He holds a PhD in economics from Brown University (2013).

Date and Time
Friday, April 12, 2024, 6 to 7 p.m.
10th Floor, LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705