Latin America: What to Trade and How to Trade, That is the Question
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The value of goods exported from Latin America and the Caribbean grew by nearly 27% in 2011, paving the way for long-term economic development and strengthened regional cooperation, according to the International Economic Forum of the Americas, which will have a discussion “To Trade or Not to Trade: Business Prospects in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Daniel Linsker, Vice President of Global Services for Latin America, Control Risks will give the concluding remarks for a panel that includes former president of Guatemala Marco Vinicio Cerezo at the International Economic Forum of the Americas on April 17 at Palm Beach, Fl. He will also add whether the question should also be what to trade and how to trade.
“What countries should trade comes down to their competitive advantages. Having said that, and contrary to conventional wisdom, I contend why the present belief of commodity dependence should be abandoned and re-examined,” explains Linsker.
Before joining Control Risks, Linsker taught Latin American politics at the London School of Economics (LSE), while completing his doctoral thesis on the effectiveness of international institutions. He has also worked as a research assistant for the director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance. He has contributed opinion articles on Latin American politics for several publications, with a particular emphasis on Colombian politics. Linsker has also written several reports and pieces on international institutions and a variety of global issues, and participated in the organization of three international conferences on Colombia held at the LSE.
He has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, where he is also a Ph.D. candidate in government. Daniel was born in Colombia and has also lived in Israel. He speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew.
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