Economic experts, central bankers to discuss capital inflows, currency appreciation in Latin America

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (WB) are co-organizing a seminar with key Latin American economic experts and central bank governors to discuss macroeconomic responses to capital inflows and currency appreciation.

The seminar will take place on April 15, 2011, at IDB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Members of the media must register by sending an email to Mildred Rivera or to Magda García at

The general public must also register to attend the event. The seminar will be webcast live at

WHAT: Seminar about “Latin America Against the Tide: Macroeconomic Policy Responses to Capital Inflows and Currency Appreciation”

WHEN: April 15 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: IDB Auditorium Andres Bello, 9th Floor

1300 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20577


  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
  • Pamela Cox, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank
  • Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank
  • Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund
  • Mikis Hadjimichael, Deputy Director, Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Policy Department at the Institute of International Finance
  • Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Eduardo Fernández-Arias, Senior Advisor of the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank
  • Alexandre Tombini, Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil
  • Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Central Bank of Israel
  • Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  • José de Gregorio, Governor of the Central Bank of Chile (to be confirmed)

Published by Roosevelt

Roosevelt JF is a Global Leadership Fulbright Research Scholar from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where he taught Haitian Studies as an Adjunct Instructor (2005-2010). Roosevelt was also a senior admissions adviser at Kaplan University. Roosevelt JF is the President of The JF TEAM, INC; a full media marketing and business development consulting firm based in Fort-Lauderdale, FL. He is a sought out radio and TV business show host. He is also a guest for several mainstream medias including NPR, the Miami Herald and Newsweek. He also leads the Center for Communication of AIDS, a network of journalists committed against AIDS in Haiti and South Florida. He speaks fluently Creole, English, French and Spanish. He is the author Of "Leadership sur le vif: Des idées pour le changement et la création de richesse en Haïti".

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