Middle-income traps, value chains, productive and technological policies in Latin America

Dr Luis Bértola, University of the Republic-Uruguay

Dr Luis Bértola (Full professor in Economic History at the University of the Republic-Uruguay) in the third week of June. When we had the chance to choose the expositors for the UNU-MERIT seminar, I thought of him because he is one of the most recognizable economic historians in Latin America. His book in co-authorship with Dr José Antonio Ocampo entitled "The economic development of Latin America since Independence" has been translated into English, Portuguese and even Chinese. Also, Dr Bértola has been visiting professor at several universities such as Harvard, UC3 Madrid, and Gothenburg University and has worked as a consultant for institutions such as ECLAC and UNDP. Currently, Dr Bértola's research agenda has been focused on long-run inequality and economic cycles in Latin America as well as on the analysis of the divergent patterns of development between Latin America and other parts of the world. 

Last year, he published a paper entitled "New Historical Estimates of the Human Development Index" in which he discusses the measures for estimating human development in the long run. He proposes new estimations of the IDH for 18 countries from seven different regions

Venue: Online. Click More information for the zoom link

Date: 21 June 2022

Time: 14:30 - 15:30  CEST