Economic and Financial Linkages in the Western HemisphereSeminar organized by the Western Hemisphere Department International Monetary Fund
November 26, 2007
Is Latin America now less vulnerable to outside shocks than it was a decade or more ago, or is the region still tied to the coattails of the United States? This was the question facing participants at a November 27, 2007 conference on "Economic and Financial Linkages in the Western Hemisphere."
The one-day conference, organized by the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department, focused on the changing nature of economic and financial linkages in the Americas, and policies needed to reduce the vulnerability of Latin American countries to changes in the external environment. The conference was held against the backdrop of the continuing turmoil in world credit markets, and featured presentations of IMF and external analytical research as well as a high-level panel discussion with well-know experts on Latin America.
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