Political Economy of the Latin American Debt Crisis: Lessons for Europe and the US

3:30 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2013
5:30 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2013
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
What was the role of trans-national policy networks during the Latin American crises of the 1980s and 1990s and what lessons could be drawn for the European context? Many of the crises in Latin America during this period have been termed “external” debt crises but much of the literature examines the ‘internal’ political economy dynamics that led to external debt. This panel will begin to explore the external part of the equation by specifically examining the extent to which trans-national policy networks such as the international investment community coalitions, the International Monetary Fund, epistemic communities, and non-governmental organizations contributed to the boom, bust, and recovery periods that characterized Latin American Debt crises. Panel discussion takes place as part of Center for Study of Europe's workshop "Financial Stability and Energy Security in the Americas and Europe." RSVPs strongly encouraged.