CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alberto Carrasquilla, the minister of finance of Colombia, will present a seminar and lecture on Oct. 5 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
"Does the Washington Consensus Still Hold? New challenges for Economic Policy Making in Latin America" is the topic of the informal discussion and seminar, which begins at 10 a.m. in 101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign. Seats for the seminar may be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis by calling 333-3182 or by sending a message.
At 3:30 p.m., he will discuss "Economic Reform Under Political Constraints: the Role of Social Policy"; the talk will take place in the Pine Lounge of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St. Urbana.
Carrasquilla, who also is a professor of economics and former dean at Universidad de los Andes in Bogatá, has held high-ranking positions in the Inter-American Development Bank and the Banco de la Repblica, Colombia.
His visit is to the U. of I. is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, in cooperation with the Jorge-Lemann Chair in Latin American Economics.