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Time for Tax Reform in Latin America? – A Conversation with Finance Ministers

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Apr. 20, 2018
9:00am – 11:00am


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Time for Tax Reform in Latin America? – A Conversation with Finance Ministers


The Latin American super-cycle of elections this year and next, and policy uncertainty across the region and beyond, have placed new pressure on government finances in particular.  At the same time, education, energy and transportation infrastructure, and social programs are more needed than ever.

What are the major trends in the region’s fiscal landscape—and is there an opportunity for far-reaching tax reform in the countries of Latin America?

On April 20, we held a conversation with the finance minister of Paraguay, the finance minister of Peru, and the deputy finance minister of Argentina, alongside leading officials from the OECD Development Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

A new report, Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, was also presented.

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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

Argentina Project

The Argentina Project of the Latin American Program, aspires to be the premiere institution for policy-relevant research on the political and economic reforms underway in Argentina. The project will be a valuable resource for senior officials in the U.S. and Argentine governments, lawmakers, investors, diplomats, and journalists.  Read more

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