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Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Marriott Hotel, Lima, Peru

Peru: Staying the Course of Economic Success

Place: Lima, Peru

September 17, 2015

This book is a timely look at a very important Latin American economic success story: Peru. It aims to better understand the main forces behind Peru’s strong growth performance. It contains a comprehensive analysis of the economic policies and the internal and external conditions that have led the country to experience one of the best growth records in Latin America from 1993 to 2013. The book also reflects on the important challenges ahead. The book is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the real challenges in successfully transforming an emerging market economy, particularly one that depends so heavily on natural resources.

Peru: Staying the Course of Economic Success
Alejandro Werner, Director of the Western Hemisphere Dept., IMF

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Agenda en Español

Thursday, September 17, 2015

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:10 a.m.

Conference Opening

  • Alejandro Werner (IMF, Director WHD)
9:10-10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Challenges Ahead: Where Do We Go From Here?



  • Alejandro Werner (IMF, Director WHD)


  • Julio Velarde (BCRP, President)
  • Alonso Segura (Minister of Economy and Finance)
10:30-11:40 a.m.

Session 2: Monetary Policy: How to Keep Inflation Targeting Effective?



  • Alejandro Santos (IMF, Senior Resident Representative)


  • Adrian Armas (BCRP, Chief Economist)


  • Renzo Rossini (BCRP, General Manager)
  • Martha Rodriguez (former Director of the Board, BCRP)
  • Hugo Perea (BBVA, Chief Economist)
  • Luis Jacome (IMF, former President of the Central Bank of Ecuador)
11:40-12:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

12:00-1:10 p.m.

Session 3: Growth Performance: Good External Conditions or Good Policies?



  • Melesse Tashu (IMF, Desk Economist for Peru)


  • Enzo Defilippi (MEF, Deputy Finance Minister)


  • Piero Ghezzi (PRODUCE, Minister of Production)
  • Elmer Cuba (Macroconsult, Director)
  • Claudia Cooper (Compass Group, Manager)
  • Guillermo Arbe (Scotiabank, Chief Economist)
1:10 - 2:40 p.m.


Keynote Speaker:

  • Guillermo Perry (former Minister of Finance of Colombia)
2:40-3:50 p.m.

Session 4: Fiscal Policy: What Works, What Doesn't?



  • Ana Corbacho (IMF, Mission Chief for Peru)


  • Rossana Polastri (MEF, Deputy Minister of Finance)


  • Teresa Ter-Minassian (IMF, former Director FAD)
  • Eduardo Moron (Universidad del Pacifico, Professor and Researcher)
  • Carlos Prieto (BCP, Chief Economist)
  • Cesar Liendo (MEF, Chief Economist)
3:50 - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks:

  • Alejandro Werner (IMF, Director WHD)