Economic Challenges Facing Middle-Income Countries Today: A Latin-American Perspective


Javier Iguiñiz

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Regional Economics


Javier Iguiñiz, professor of economics at the Catholic University of Peru, was the keynote speaker of the 26th Clemens Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater at Saint John's University. The event was free and open to the public.

He spoke on "Economic Challenges Facing Middle-Income Countries Today: A Latin American Perspective."

Iguiñiz has taught or researched at Notre Dame, MIT, Oxford and the University of Ottawa, and held consulting positions at several international banking firms. He has served as a leader in many Peruvian non-governmental organizations and has influenced Peruvian policy debates for several decades.

Iguiñiz received his master of science degree from Iowa State University in 1972 and his doctorate in economics from The New School for Social Research in 1979. His areas of research include economic development, economic policy and ethics and economics.

The Clemens Lecture was founded to "further conversation on the way that economics can speak to the larger problems of our society and culture." The lecture is designed for an audience without formal training in economics, with the intent to be practical and useful in daily life for all in attendance.

The Clemens Lecture Series is made possible by the generosity of William E. and Virginia Clemens.

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