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Greater Caribbean Center Brown Bag Series – Commodity Prices and the Electoral Cycle in Latin America: The Case of Venezuela in Comparative Perspective

April 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Greater Caribbean Center in its Brown Bag Series. The lecture, entitled “Commodity Prices and the Electoral Cycle in Latin America: The Case of Venezuela in Comparative Perspective,” will be given by Prof. Michael Penfold. The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Prof. José Moya.

The talk will explore some broad differences in political outcomes and economic impact of the decline of commodity prices in Venezuela’s elections with regards to similar processes in South America as well as the rest of the region.

Michael Penfold is a Professor of Political Economy at IESA in Caracas and the former Director for Public Policy at CAF Development Bank. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Strata Apoyo Empresarial. He holds a Ph.D from Columbia University and has been a visiting professor and fellow at SIPA, Science Po and at USC. He is the co-author of Dragon in the Tropics: The Political Economy of Revolution in Venezuela (Brookings Institution) selected as best book by Foreign Affairs for the Western Hemisphere.

José Moya is a Professor of History at Barnard College and Director at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University.

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Date:
April 19, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue

802 International Affairs Building
420W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Phone:
212-854-4643
Website:
ilas.columbia.edu