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WACNO Great Decisions 2011: Banks and Governments

May 18th, 2011
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Latter Branch Library
5120 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Speaker: Dr. Luciana Costa Fiorini
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Tulane University
Formerly with the Central Bank of Brazil

Should the government be in the banking business?
What will the future of banking environment resemble?
How does the global banking system work?
What countries have the strongest financial institutions?

Luciana was born in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She entered the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1992 and received her B.A. in 1996. In the same year she entered the University of Saol Paulo to pursue the M.A. in Economics, recevied in 2000. Luciana went to the United States in 2001, when she started her studies at Brown University, finishing her M.A. in 2002 and her Ph.D. in 2007.

Her research interests are Economic Theory, including Microeconomics and Financial Economics. Her current work includes studies about the welfare effects of public policy and of market frictions, such as constraints on trade and access to markets. She is also interested in theory of consumption, including issues as the market of status goods.

She is the author of Overlapping Generations and Idiosyncratic Risk: Can Prices Reveal the Best Policy? that was published in the Journal of Mathematical Economics 44(12): 1312-20.

The Great Decisions Discussion Program is a public education initiative to create more informed and engaged citizens by bringing people together to discuss U.S. foreign policy and global affairs issues.

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Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.