Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Argentina’s Fight Over Closed Schools

A top economist on the high-stakes debate over in-person classes, plus an update on Argentina's economy.
Nikita Kataev
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Kids in Latin America have lost an average of 158 days of face-to-face schooling, with more students out of the classroom than any other region in the world. In Argentina, the debate over when to send kids back to school has gone all the way to the Supreme Court, further polarizing a country reeling from a second wave and the worst inflation in 18 months. Economist Eduardo Levy Yeyati joins the podcast to discuss what’s at stake and give an update on politics and the economy in an election year.

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Eduardo Levy Yeyati is the dean of the School of Government of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. He is a member of the editorial board of Americas Quarterly.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

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