As Francisco, the Argentine born Pope concludes a Latin American visit that took him to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, many observers have put emphasis on the social agenda that has been obvious in his many acts and words.
Stéphane is Professor of Economics at the University Toulouse 1 Capitole and expert in development economics. Before entering academia, Stéphane embarked on a “first life” involving a 10-year residence in Paraguay in the 1990s, with positions as varied as rural saw-mill owner, NGO advisor, and economic advisor to the planning minister. He then undertook a PhD (2002) with Jean-Jacques Laffont on “Incentives, Institutions and Development”, followed by visiting professor and lecturer positions at the University of Michigan (2002-3) and the University of Edinburgh (2003-8). In 2008 Stéphane joined TSE, becoming ARQADE director in 2010.
Les évènements sportifs de grande ampleur sont-ils des investissements pertinents pour les pays hôtes ? Point de vue de Stéphane Straub, économiste du développement, spécialiste de l’Amérique Latine.
In April 2008, the Paraguayan Associación Nacional Republicana (ANR), locally known as the Colorado Party, was defeated in the presidential election by a coalition of opposition parties and social organizations led by a former Catholic bishop, Fernando Lugo. This was a dramatic and largely unanticipated change in a country in which the Colorado Party had enjoyed a monopoly in political power for 61 years, including the 35 years of the Stroessner dictatorship (1954-1989) and the 19 years elapsed since the 1989 coup.