Will a New Team Turn Argentina’s Economy Around?

˙ Latin America Advisor

Since taking over as Argentina’s president a year ago, Mauricio Macri has implemented free-market measures in an effort to spur the economy and attract foreign investment. However, the country’s economy contracted for the fourth consecutive time in last year’s third quarter, and Macri in December dismissed his finance minister, Alfonso Prat-Gay, and split his ministry of treasury and finance into two cabinet departments. What kinds of economic policies can be expected of new Treasury Minister Nicolás Dujovne and new Finance Minister Luis Caputo? What policies should the Macri administration push in order to restore the country to growth? To what extent will midterm legislative elections in October complicate efforts to reduce the country’s fiscal deficit and pass other needed reforms?

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