South American Real Estate News

Slide gateway to south america's news resource Brings you local news and views from the region Experienced Investment news local knowledge information resource for investors real estate marketing Gateway to South America Real Estate News line Icon home Icon home Icon home brokerage services www.gtsanews.com www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com Click here now for real - estate opportunities Experienced argentina brazil chile paraguay peru uruguay agro business lifestyle real estate marketing Gateway to South America Real Estate Services high end residential Farm investment tours Icon home Icon home Icon home Icon home brokerage services
line www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com
Slide Real Estate News Service South American Focused 1000's Of Happy Subscribers Argentina - Brazil - Chile- Paraguay - Peru - Uruguay Bilingual Posts Free Subscriptions www.gtsanews.com www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com

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

Post available in: English

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.

“He was one of my best students, always very focused on macroeconomics and the study of crisis analysis,” Luis Secco, a renowned Argentine economist who taught Guzman at the National University of La Plata told the media.

“He has the technical qualities to succeed as a minister.”

Fernandez, introducing Guzman on Friday said he was “well prepared” for the challenge. “He is someone whom in recent times I have consulted a lot about the problems Argentina has regarding debt,” the president-elect said.

Guzman has worked on a research team and edits a journal with Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz, a former World Bank chief economist who has criticized outgoing President Mauricio Macri’s tight fiscal policies for stalling Argentina’s economy.

Stiglitz is a frequent critic of the IMF, which agreed a US$ 57 billion financing deal with Argentina in 2018. Nearly US$ 45 billion has already been disbursed.

Guzman, 37, supports a growth-led model to help Argentina pay off its debts. In a presentation in November he called for Argentina to halt debt servicing until 2022 and for the country to only use further IMF funds for investment, not to pay the debt.

“Nobody wants a default. Argentina needs to generate repayment capacity,” he said in a radio interview in October. “If the Argentine economy does not come out of this recessive spiral, it will not be able to pay the debt later.”

The research economist typically spends half the year at Columbia University in New York, and the other half in Buenos Aires, where he teaches a course in macroeconomics and debt at the University of Buenos Aires.

Source: Mercopress


(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today)
Gateway to South America

About Gateway to South America

Gateway to South America was established in 2006 as a single office in Buenos Aires. The company has since expanded into a vibrant regional network, servicing the Southern Cone clients in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay with professional real estate marketing services. If you enjoy reading our news site please share it on your social media below.

Post available in: English

0 POST COMMENT

Comments from our readers

Visit us on LinkedInVisit us on FacebookVisit us on TwitterVisit us on Pinterest