Economics for Spanish>English Translators
What do ministers of finance talk about when they get together? Based on a Spanish-language source text on Latin America, this lecture will explore the basics of economics, with emphasis on meaning and proper usage in English and Spanish. The main topics covered will be GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, the balance of trade, fiscal deficit, macroeconomic equilibrium, exchange rate regimes, and foreign debt.
Background information and comparative statistics will be given to highlight the significance of the terms in the context of Latin America and its development. All the terms discussed will be listed in a Spanish-English glossary, with definitions specifically tailored to the needs of translators.
Speaker: Alexandra Russell-Bitting