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2013 ECLAC Summer School Will Be Opened with Presentations on Structural Change

19 July 2013|News

On Tuesday 23 July 2013 at 10.00 a.m., Uruguayan Minister of Economy and Finance, Fernando Lorenzo, will take part in the opening of the 14th Summer School on Latin American Economies 2013, which is organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

The activity will be led by Juan Alberto Fuentes, Director of the ECLAC Economic Development Division, who will deliver a presentation on macroeconomic trends in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Then, Minister Lorenzo will speak about "Productivity and structural change in Uruguay: the recent trajectory", followed by comments from Juan Alberto Fuentes and Wilson Peres, Economic Affairs Officer from the ECLAC Division of Production, Productivity and Management.

Each year, the Summer School on Latin American Economies brings together tens of post-graduate students from Latin America, Europe and Asia, to give them the opportunity to learn about the most recent ECLAC research on issues such as productive development, structural change, innovation, employment and equality.

The initiative began in 2000, as the result of cooperation between ECLAC and Latin American and European universities. Between 2000 and 2012, over 350 students from around 150 prestigious worldwide universities have attended the programme.

The media are invited to attend the opening of the 2013 Summer school.

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