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Toward Better Banking in Latin America - September 30, 2005

Joint Conference of the Inter-American Development Bank and
the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Americas Center

Main Auditorium, IADB Conference Center
Washington, D.C.

This conference aimed to encourage a dynamic exchange between academics, analysts, regulators, and policymakers. Experts representing a wide range of viewpoints from around the world discussed the relationship between banking activity and macroeconomic performance in Latin America.

The conference had three sessions and a closing panel. The first session concentrated on the relationship between banking activity and macroeconomic crises, the second session focused on macroprudential regulation, and the third session focused on money laundering. The conference concluded with a policymakers roundtable that focused on country experiences with banking reform.

The keynote address was delivered by Raghuram Rajan (Economic Counsellor and Director, IMF Research Dept), and the various sessions and roundtable included presentations by José De Gregorio (vice president of the Central Bank of Chile), Roque Fernández (Cema University and former president of the Central Bank of Argentina), Anil Kashyap (University of Chicago), Thomas Naylor (McGill University) and Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Toulouse).

Conference Information (links off-site)