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Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains

During this policy luncheon, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Program will present “Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains”, an IDB Integration and Trade Sector study on trade costs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Date & Time

Monday
Oct. 27, 2014
12:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

The Integration and Trade Sector’s flagship publication, “Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains,” presents a comprehensive analysis of the region’s participation in global value chains and recommends policies that would improve Latin American and the Caribbean countries’ insertion in regional and global production networks.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are holding a policy luncheon on October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. to present “Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains,” the most recent study by the IDB Integration and Trade Sector’s series of flagship publications on trade costs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Speakers: 

Antoni Estevadeordal
IDB Integration and Trade Sector Manager

Juan Blyde
IDB Lead Integration and Trade Economist and Coordinator of the study

Francisco Sánchez
Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program / Former Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Barbara Kotschwar
Peterson Institute for International Economics Research Fellow / Former Chief of the Foreign Trade Information System at the Organization of American States

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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