Latin America is facing trying times. Economies across the region have witnessed an unprecedented increase in unemployment and the incidence of poverty, and gender disparities have widened. The design and implementation of social programs and policies to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic have been at the core of the public policy and academic debates in recent months. The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LACEA LAMES 2021) is an ideal forum to reflect and discuss how our region can best navigate these difficult times without losing sight of other significant economic challenges as the pervasiveness of inequality, the effects climate change, and the future of work. LACEA LAMES 2021 was organized by the School of Economics at the Universidad del Rosario and sponsored by several organizations, including IPA.
On October 19, IPA Colombia Country Director, Kyle Holloway moderated a session with Oriana Bandiera, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The session was a Q&A discussing topics covered in three lectures Bandiera prepared and pre-recorded (Griliches Lectures in Applied Economics).