Kimberley Sperrfechter is an Emerging Markets Economist focusing on Latin America. She joined us from the International Trade Centre in Geneva, where she worked at the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. Kimberley holds an undergraduate degree in International Business and Technology from the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg (Germany) and a master’s degree in Economics from Ulm University (Germany). She is fluent in German and Spanish.
Latin America Economics Update
“Malbec dollar” won’t save Argentina from devaluation
A preferential rate to facilitate wine exports is the latest addition to Argentina’s myriad exchange rates, but it doesn’t address the fundamental problem that the peso is overvalued. We estimate that...
Latin America Economics Weekly
Petro spooks investors (once again), Brazil’s fiscal rule
In Colombia, President Petro’s healthcare reform unveiled this week reinforces our concerns about a worsening public debt trajectory and more interventionist policymaking, and caused the peso to fall...