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Latin America Conference 2007

Conference Schedule

Use the video links below to view
sections of the archived webcast.


8:30 - 9:00

Continental breakfast and registration

9:00 - 9:15

Welcoming remarks
Harold Krent
Dean and Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Video 1
(9:00 - 10:15)

9:15 - 9:35

Trade Liberalization, Competition Policy and Free Trade Agreements in the Latin American Context
D. Daniel Sokol
Hastie Fellow, University of Wisconsin Law School

9:35 - 9:45

Comments and questions

9:45 - 10:05

Development and Access to Credit: The Law of Secured Transactions in Latin America
Alejandro Garro
Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law

10:05 - 10:15

Comments and questions




Open Markets, Competitive Democracy and Transparent and Reliable Legal Systems: The Three Legs of Development
James Jones
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Former U.S. Congressman
Former Chairman and CEO, American Stock Exchange

Video 2
(10:30 - 12:45)

11:00 - 11:15

Comments and questions


Domestic Bonds, Credit Derivatives and the Next Transformation of Sovereign Debt
Anna Gelpern
Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law


Comments and questions


Trust, Money and Contracting in Latin America
Claire Hill
Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Law and Rationality
University of Minnesota Law School

12:05 - 12:15

Comments and questions

12:15 - 12:35

Recent Changes in Competition Law in the United States and Europe: Lessons in Development for Emerging (and Emerged) Economies
David Gerber
Distinguished Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

12:35 - 12:45

Comments and questions

12:45 - 2:00

Lunch and break

2:00 - 2:20

Industrial Policy and Competition Law in Mexico
Eduardo Perez Motta
Director, Federal Antitrust Commission, Mexico

Video 3
(2:00 - 3:00)

2:20 - 2:30

Comments and questions


Competition Policy and Promotion of Investment and Pro-Poor Growth in Least Developed Economies
R. Shyam Khemani
Advisor, Competition Policy
Private Sector Development
The World Bank

2:50 - 3:00

Comments and questions




Competition Policy in Latin America: From Efficiency to Institution Building
Ignacio de Leon
Managing Director, EconLEX Consultants
Former President, Venezuela Competition Authority

Video 4
(3:15 - 4:45)

3:35 - 3:45

Comments and questions

3:45- 4:05

The Meaning of Property in Financial Crises: Emergency Transplants from the U.S. Supreme Court's Decisions
Horacio Spector
Dean of the School of Law, Professor of Law and Economics, and Vice Rector
Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina

4:05- 4:15

Comments and questions

4:15 - 4:35

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Regulation in Developing Countries
Antonio Vives
Senior Deputy Manager
Private Enterprise and Financial Markets
Inter-American Development Bank

4:35 - 4:45

Comments and questions

5:00 - 6:30

Cocktail reception





Social Fragmentation and Economic Growth
Tade Okediji
Visiting Associate Professor
Dept. of Applied Economics
University of Minnesota

Video 5
(9:30 - 10:30)


Comments and questions


Competition Law and Policies in Latin America: Experiences at National and Regional Level (COMPAL and UNCTAD Research on Competition Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements)
Ana Maria Alvarez
Economic Affairs Officer
Competition and Consumer Policies


Comments and questions



10:45 - 11:05

The First "Think Tank" in Mexico: Developing Novel Approaches to Development
Andres Roemer
Director, Cultural Projects
TV Azteca, Mexico

Video 6
(10:45 - 12:30)

11:05 - 11:15

Comments and questions

11:15 - 11:35

The Future of the Economic Analysis of Law in Latin America: A Proposal for ALACDE Model Codes

Juan Javier del Granado
Associate Professor of Law & Director, Law and Economics Program
Faculty Director, Latin American and Caribbean Law Library
American Justice School of Law


Matthew Mirow
Associate Professor of Law
Florida International University



Comments and questions


The Eternal Battle Against Corruption: An Update on Latin America
Thomas Hill
Visiting Professor of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law


Comments and questions


Closing Remarks
Richard Warner
Professor of Law and Director of Project Poland
Chicago-Kent College of Law




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