COVID-19 and Economic Development in Latin America

SOAS Open Economics Forum, SOAS Economics Department, Tobias Franz
SOAS University of London, 2020
Level: beginner
Perspective: Other
Topic: Crisis, Development, Emerging economies, financialization, macroeconomics, money & debt, north-south relations
Format: Webinar
Duration: 00:58:43

The effects of the 2020 pandemic on the Latin-American region: a thorough before-after analysis. From a deep dependency on an extractive export oriented accumulation based on expropriation and privatization of the commons and of public investment to a markets' financialization of foreign wealth; what follows a global pandemic alongside a huge loss/out-flow of money is hard pressure on states' balance-sheets, liquidation, deprecation of local currencies, risk of defaults. It looks bleak but once again, solutions and decisions are there to be taken.

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A good regional analysis for an aware post-pandemic decision-making policy.

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Das Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V. wird aufgrund seiner Unabhängigkeit und des Einsatzes für Pluralismus und Vielfalt nicht von finanzstarken Interessensgruppen getragen. Deshalb freuen wir uns sehr über eine einmalige oder dauerhafte Spende.