José Antonio Ocampo | Economic Challenges Amidst Times of Crisis in Latin America

Oct 4, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
East Pyne 010 (open to the public)



Event Description
Leonard Jay Horwitz *68 Lecture

This discussion will feature the renowned economist and policymaker from Colombia, José Antonio Ocampo. Ocampo recently held a position as Finance Minister in Colombia and has grappled with the challenging task of implementing progressive economic measures during times of financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and rising interest rates in the United States.

His presentation will bring exciting and on-the-ground debates about the economic challenges faced by his country to the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) at Princeton. Additionally, Ocampo will provide a more general reflection on Latin America's role in the global economy. This talk will appeal to anyone interested in the region, as well as those interested in economic policymaking and macroeconomic issues.


José Antonio Ocampo is Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) and Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is also Chair of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT). He also teaches regularly at Universidad de los Andes and other Colombian universities. Learn more.


Sebastián Rojas Cabal, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology

This event is free and open to the public.