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Structural Reform for Growth with Equity

LSE Enterprise public lecture

The government of President Bachelet is undertaking a number of initiatives to promote inclusive growth. The Finance Minister, Mr Alberto Arenas will discuss the main aspects of these efforts, particularly on the recently passed tax reform, the evolution of the pension system, the agenda of productivity, innovation and growth as well as the energy agenda.

Alberto Arenas de Mesa is the Minister of Finance of President Michelle Bachelet’s Government since March 11th 2014. He gained a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh (1997) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Universidad de Chile (1990). He has developed an extensive career in the public sector including Budget Director, where he designed and implemented reform to the Chilean Pension System. He has been a consultant on fiscal policy and social protection issues to the Inter-American Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the World Bank, and the International Labour Organization. He was professor of Universidad de Chile Economics Department between 2010 and 2012. He has authored numerous publications on fiscal policy, social protection and public policy

Nicholas Barr has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He is Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

LSE Enterprise (@lseenterprise) is LSE’s business arm, working with academics across the School to put their expertise into action for governments, public and private sector organisations around the world


Alberto Arenas | talks


Date and Time:

14 October 2014 at 1:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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