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Alejandro Werner

2021-04-15T13:30:40-04:00April 23, 2013|

Alejandro Werner assumed his current position as Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund  in January 2013. A Mexican citizen, Mr. Werner has had distinguished careers in the public and private sectors as well as in academia. Most recently, he served as Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico from December 2006 until August […]

COVID-19 Pandemic and Latin America and the Caribbean: Time for Strong Policy Actions

2020-03-20T12:47:27-04:00March 19, 2020|

This blog is the first in a series providing regional analysis on the effects of the coronavirus.

By Alejandro Werner

عربي, 中文, Español,  Français, 日本語, Português, Русский

COVID-19 is spreading very quickly. This is no longer a regional issue—it is a challenge calling for a global response. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have been hit later […]

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: New Challenges to Growth

2021-05-13T12:56:12-04:00January 29, 2020|

By Alejandro Werner

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Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean stagnated in 2019, continuing with the weak growth momentum of the previous five years and adding more urgency and new challenges to reignite growth. Indeed, real GDP per capita in the region has declined by 0.6 percent per year on average during 2014–2019—a sharp contrast from the commodity boom’s average increase of […]

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