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.
EM Drop-In: Is political risk rising? From military uprisings to election upsets
7th September 2023, 3PM BST
Military coups are sweeping Francophone Africa, Argentina’s wildcard presidential candidate is suddenly an election favourite and Vladimir Putin’s war is eating away at Russian macro stability. EM...
Latin America Economics Weekly
Panama Canal, Brazil’s fiscal framework, Ecuador’s vote
Panama's economy will bear the brunt of the disruption at the Panama Canal caused by a severe drought. But given the Canal's importance to global trade, there are also likely to be global implications...
Latin America Economics Update
Argentina’s PASO brings shock therapy a step closer
The surprisingly strong showing for far-right self-proclaimed “anarcho-capitalist” Javier Milei in Argentina’s primary elections (known as the PASO) suggests that there is popular appetite for a shock...