EVENT CANCELLED: Reforming in Crisis – Lessons for Today from the Global Financial Crisis

Hosted by the School of Public Policy

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Professor Andrés Velasco

Professor Andrés Velasco

Professor Vanessa Rubio-Márquez

Professor Vanessa Rubio-Márquez



Professor Simon Hix

Professor Simon Hix

This event has been cancelled. LSE apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Professor Andrés Velasco will distil lessons from reforming and crisis management throughout his term as Minister of Finance of Chile during the global financial crisis for today's fighting the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Can countries reform during crisis? Big economic shocks can unlock political barriers to reforms, but rapidly changing circumstances and growing public wariness may prevent them. Andres Velasco was Minister of Finance of Chile during the global financial crisis and earned widespread recognition and rewards for his stewardship to lead his country through that major crisis.

Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is the Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy. He was the Minister of Finance in Chile between 2006 and 2010 and has held professorial roles at the Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia University´s School of International and Public Affairs. He was president of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) from 2005 to 2007. In February 2006 he received the Award for Excellence in Research from the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2013-16 he was a member of the Global Oceans Commission and during 2015-16 he co-chaired the Global Panel on the Future of the Multilateral Lending Institutions. In 2017-18 he was a member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group. He is the author of nearly one hundred academic articles, several academic books and two novels. He has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and to governments, central banks and private businesses around the world.

Vanessa Rubio-Márquez (@VRubioMarquez) is Professor in Practice in the School of Public Policy at LSE. She had a long career in Mexico’s public service, including serving as Senator and three times Deputy Minister . She has represented Mexico in various international fora including the UN, the IMF, the WB, OECD, the G-20 and a wide variety of regional development banks. She was involved in bilateral and multilateral negotiations including the USMCA and the Pacific Alliance. She is an author, a regular contributor in international and Mexican newspapers and journals, and was a professor for 14 years in her native Mexico.

Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is the Pro-Director for Research and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at LSE. An LSE alumnus, he is one of the leading researchers, teachers, and commentators on European and comparative politics in the UK.  He is widely published and cited and has received prizes for his research from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the American Political Science Association, and the UK Economic and Social Research Council, among others.  Simon has recently been appointed Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute in Florence and will take up his new post in September. 

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