Past eventResearch Event

Chile: Dynamic Growth, Unequal Prosperity

27 June 2014 - 8:15am to 9:45am

Chatham House, London


Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of Latin America, University of Oxford
Carolina Arriagada Peters, Head of Head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, London & Partners
Archie Young, Deputy Director Americas, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Eduardo Olaberria, Economist, Structural Policy Analysis Division, OECD
Chair: Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Honorary Professor, UCL Institute of the Americas; Associate Fellow, Americas Programme, Chatham House 




Chile has maintained a free market-oriented policy framework while undertaking a transition to democracy, attracting foreign investment and becoming a key investor in the region. However, Chile’s impressive growth and stability has been achieved at the expense of persistent high levels of inequality, leading to increasing social protests and calls for better public education. This roundtable event will discuss ways to move towards a more inclusive form of development, the biggest challenge for the country’s new government.   

The event is held with the support of BTG Pactual.

This meeting is the fifth in series of events held by the International Economics department as part of the new project 'Latin America: the 'Next Big Thing' within the Global Economy?'. 

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.