Juan Vazquez Zamora

Economist at the OECD Development Centre

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Juan Vazquez Zamora is an Economist at the Latin America and Caribbean Unit of the OECD Development Centre. He works on the team that produces the annual flagship report, “Latin American Economic Outlook,” and has been working on various issues affecting Latin America, such as inequalities, education, skills, and labour markets. Previously, Mr. Vazquez Zamora worked for other organizations, such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission, and the Bank of Spain. He holds a Masters in International Development from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, and a Masters in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe, in Belgium.

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Exchanging apples versus ideas: Educating for jobs and innovation in Latin America

Growth prospects suggest that “The Decade of Latin America” could soon end: the region grew by less than 1.5% in 2014, dropping below the OECD average for the first time since 2003, a trend expected to continue in 2015. A changing global context is affecting the region: lower demand from the main emerging economies – mainly China – and tighter monetary policy in the United States, which makes access to foreign finance more difficult.


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