The future Argentine economy minister is US-trained and an academic expert in sovereign debt

Argentina’s Martin Guzman, a whiz-kid economist with close ties to influential U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz, will bring a sharp academic intellect but little policy-making experience to the daunting task of reviving Latin America’s third-largest economy and averting a damaging default. Guzman, a debt specialist at Columbia who has a doctorate from Brown University, was confirmed as economy minister on Friday evening in the new cabinet of President-elect Alberto Fernandez, who takes office on Dec. 10.…
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