Why Argentina’s Macri Could Have a Rockier Year in 2017

Author: Shannon K. O'Neil

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his team can take a bow for their first year in office. Despite Macri’s outsider status and his party’s limited influence in the Congress, he in short order took on the country’s biggest economic distortions—unifying the exchange rate, resolving the fight with international creditors, cutting energy subsidies, reestablishing credible statistics, and eliminating a whole host of tariffs, quotas, and export licenses.

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Argentina and the IMF During the Two Bush Administrations

Author: Domingo Cavallo

The economic history of Argentina from the mid-1940s, when Juan Domingo Peron came to power, to the end of the 1980s can be narrated without any significant reference to the role of the U.S. government. However, since 1989, when Carlos Saul Menem became the first Peronist to be elected president after Peron's death, the relationship between Argentina and the U.S government has been often mentioned as a key factor in the ups and downs of the Argentinian economy...

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