As protests continue in Venezuela, the country’s economy remains stagnant with inflation above 50 percent and companies struggle with increased regulation and currency controls. Join a group of experts as they discuss the prospects for the country’s economy and its oil sector amid political unrest.
- Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College
- Alejandro Grisanti, Head of Research and Strategy for Latin America, Barclays Capital Inc.
- Luisa Palacios, Head of Latin America Macro and Energy Research, Medley Global Advisors
- Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly
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Professor of political science, Amherst College
Javier Corrales is professor of political science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the co-author (with Carlos A. Romero) of U.S.-Venezuela Relations since the 1990s: Coping with Midlevel Security Threats, and (with Michael Penfold) of Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Chávez and the Political Economy of Revolution in Venezuela. Mr.
Head of Research and Strategy for Latin America, Barclays Capital Inc.
Alejandro Grisanti is the head of research and strategy for Latin America at Barclays Capital Inc. In 2005, he founded his own company, Ecoanalítica, which he directed until 2007. The company was an important source of information to understand the economy and politics of Venezuela. Prior to Ecoanalítica, Mr. Grisanti was the chief economist of Banco de Venezuela, Grupo Santander from 2000 to 2004. He has taught in the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración. Mr.
Head of Latin America macro and energy research, Medley Global Advisors
Luisa Palacios is the head of Latin America macro and energy research at Medley Global Advisors. Previously, she was a Latin America macro strategist in the emerging markets research group at Barclays Capital. Palacios was also a senior economist for the Japan Bank of International Cooperation where she focused on Latin American energy and Chinese-Latin American economic relations. She also worked for Société Générale in both Paris and New York as an emerging markets economist focusing on Latin America.
Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly
Christopher Sabatini is the senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and founder and editor-in-chief of the hemispheric policy magazine Americas Quarterly (AQ). He chairs the AS/COA Rule of Law working group, which published a report on rule of law in the hemisphere entitled Rule of Law, Economic Growth and Prosperity (also available in Spanish). Mr. Sabatini also chairs the AS/COA Cuba Working Group.