The victory of Gabriel Boric, candidate of the coalition Apruebo Dignidad, in the Chilean presidential elections, has once again placed his country in the forefront of the international attention. On March 11, his term in office begins and even before his arrival, he has generated great expectations about the turn he can give to Chilean economy and politics. The challenges and the promises made are enormous: an increase in the minimum wage, decent pensions and cancellation of student loans, among others, all of which will entail a huge budgetary effort.
Will the new government be able to respond to such a challenge? We are going to talk about it with Guillermo Larraín, professor at the University of Chile and member of Boric’s economic team. The opportunity will also be used to discuss his latest book “The stability of the social contract in Chile”, which addresses many of the challenges presented by the arrival of the new administration. With the help of José Juan Ruiz, Yanina Welp and Carlos Malamud, we will try to clear up many of the existing questions.
- Guillermo Larraín, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Economics & Business, University of Chile; in charge of the economic programmatic convergence of Gabriel Boric’s command | @guillelarrain
- Yanina Welp, Analyst, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy (Graduate Institute, Geneve), and Editorial Coordinator at Agenda Pública | @Welpita
- Carlos Malamud, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @Welpita
Chair: José Juan Ruiz, Chairman, Elcano Royal Institute | @ElcanoJjRuiz