Presentation by Alicia García-Herrero, BBVA Research
IADB Meeting, Washington D.C., April 18, 2012
Latin America should not worry excessively about China for the next few years
But should start preparing for the future by:
- Diversifying into other Asian countries
- Persuing further economic integration
Best opportunities still in Asia as well as in Latin America itself
Alicia García-Herrero is the Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) since December 2007. Together with a team of over 60 staff located in 10 different countries, she analyzes economic developments in the emerging world, with particular attention to Latin America an Asia.
She is also a member of the advisory board of the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research, a professor at the Lingnan University (Hong Kong) and advisor to the European Commission on China.
Prior to BBVA, she was part of the Asian Research Program of the Bank for International Settlements in Hong Kong. From 2001 until 2006, she was Head of the International Economy Division of Bank of Spain. She was also a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University and at Universidad Carlos III. From 1998 to 2001, she was a member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. From 1997 to 1998, she was Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, as well as an Associate Professor at Universidad Autónoma. From 1994 to 1997, she worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund.
(c) Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. – 2012