Internacional Symposium: Study of Wealth and Elites in Latin America

As is well known, Latin America is characterized by historically persistent social inequality, which is very high compared to other regions of the world. While scientific efforts in recent years have increasingly focused on the consequences of this scenario for marginalized and poor populations, the constitution and concentration of wealth in the hands of a small economic elite remain largely unexplored. The CALAS research group "Study of Wealth and Elites" comprehensively examines the composition of wealth and the role of elites in Latin America. In this international symposium, the members of the group, leading experts on these issues, invite the public to discuss in three sessions different facets of the concentration of wealth, the socio-political behavior of elites, and their cultural and customary reproduction.


October 8, 2021: «Las élites y la riqueza: análisis desde la economía política»


  • Aaron Schneider (University of Denver)
  • Arturo Ezquerro-Cañete (Saint’s Mary University)
  • Susana Herrero Olarte (Universidad de las Américas)


  • Jan Ickler (Universität Kassel - CALAS)


October29, 2021: «Las élites económicas como actores sociopolíticos»


  • Mariana Heredia (CONICET - Universidad Nacional de San Martín)
  • Inés Nercesian (CONICET - Universidad Buenos Aires)
  • Francisco Robles (Universidad Costa Rica)
  • Rosario Figari Layús (Justus Liebig Universität Gießen)


  • Irene Lungo Rodríguez (Universität Kassel - CALAS)


November 19, 2021: «Medición de la reproducción cultural y habitual de las élites económicas»


  • Alice Krozer (El Colegio de México)
  • Cristóbal Alejandro Villalobos Dintrans (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Hugo Cerón Anaya (Lehigh University)


  • Rebeca Ramos Padrón (Universität Kassel - CALAS)

The symposium is open to the public via live streaming on the CALAS YouTube channel. Sessions start at 9:00 a.m. in Mexico, 4:00 p.m. in Germany.


Further Information:

Dr. Irene Lungo Rodriguez:


modalidad virtual
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 09:00
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 09:00
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 09:00
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