Panel Discussion: 2 pm to 2:45 pm ET
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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.
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.
- 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)
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