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Universal Basic Income: Panacea or Waste of Resources?

An expert panel of economists debated the use of a universal basic income to attenuate the economic impact of COVID-19 in Latin America. 

 

Panel Discussion: 2 pm to 2:45 pm ET

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Overview

Across Latin America, policymakers are debating the use of a universal basic income (UBI) to attenuate the economic impact of COVID-19. But are UBIs effective in alleviating poverty? Can countries afford UBIs and, if so, are they here to stay? Join economists from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia for this timely conversation.

Speakers:

  • Laura Carvalho, Associate Professor of Economics, Universidade de São Paulo @lauraabcarvalho
  • Marcela Eslava, Economics Professor, Dean of the School of Economics, Universidad de los Andes @uniandes
  • Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Dean of the School of Government, Universidad Torcuato di Tella @eduardoyeyati
  • Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly @ctornaghi (moderator)

For questions about the event, please contact Leonie Rauls at lrauls@as-coa.org.

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Speakers

Laura Carvalho
Associate Professor of Economics, Universidade de São Paulo

Laura Carvalho is an associate professor of economics at Universidade de São Paulo. Carvalho published the best-selling book Valsa brasileira on the recent Brazilian economic crisis. Her academic research focuses on the relationship between economic growth and income distribution...

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Marcela Eslava
Economics Professor, Dean of the School of Economics, Universidad de los Andes

Marcela Eslava is a professor and dean of economics at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá. She is also a research affiliate of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Innovations for Poverty Action’s Small and Medium Enterprises Program. Eslava’s...

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Eduardo Levy Yeyati
Dean, School of Government, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Eduardo Levy Yeyati is the dean of the School of Government of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and founder and academic director of its Center for Evidence-based Policy. He is also visiting professor of public policy at Harvard´s Kennedy School of Government and head researcher at...

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Cecilia Tornaghi
Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, AS/COA

Cecilia Tornaghi is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly. A Brazilian-American journalist, she has been covering Latin America for the last 20 years with a focus on policy, business and economics. She spent 13 years at Bloomberg, starting as a Nasdaq reporter, then as an...

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