The gathering of international experts extends efforts of collaboration and exchange by the UCLA Latin American Institute.
Eustaquio Reis, of the Instituto de Pesquisa Econmica Aplicada (IPEA), Brazil
On April 24 and 25, the UCLA Latin American Institute (LAI) hosted an international conference featuring cutting-edge research on the economies, past and present, of Latin America. More than 20 participants from institutions in seven countries delivered and discussed papers on economic history and relationships between politics, economics and society around the region.
The conference was cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Economic History and Mexico City's Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), a prominent social sciences research institution, and organized by UCLA Professors Bill Summerhill and David Mayer, also of CIDE. An agreement reaffirmed last spring between CIDE and the LAI provides for faculty and student exchanges as well as joint conferences.