“The Informal Economy In Mexico”
May 6, 2010
A talk by Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank.
Rafael Hernández, one of the most visible intellectuals living and writing in Cuba today, addresses Cuba's unique social diversity and the emergence of growing inequality that accompanied and has followed the crisis of the 1990s.
Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank and author of the book Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality and Economic Growth in Mexico, speaks on the growth of Mexico's informal economy. From 1994 to 2000, he served as the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, becoming the main architect of the renowned social program Progresa-Oportunidades that benefits the working poor. Before coming to the Inter-American Development Bank, Mr. Levy was General Director at the Mexican Social Security Institute.
Sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies.