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According to Fred McMahon “Argentines Suffered Crony Capitalism and Believe That’s a Market Economy”

According to Fred McMahon “Argentines Suffered Crony Capitalism and Believe That’s a Market Economy”

  Fred McMahon, Senior Investigator at Canada’s Fraser Institute, was invited to Argentina by foundations Libertad y Progreso, Naumann and Atlas. During his conferences, he said o ...

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Fred Mc Mahon and Martín Krause: The Size of the State and Public Spending are the Mother of All Battles for Argentina

Fred Mc Mahon and Martín Krause: The Size of the State and Public Spending are the Mother of All Battles for Argentina

 At a conference organized at CEMA by Libertad y Progreso, the Naumann Foundation and Atlas Network economists Fred McMahon (Fraser Institute) and Martín Krause (UBA) noted that t ...

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Any of These 3 Bubbles Could Be about to Burst

Any of These 3 Bubbles Could Be about to Burst

Moral hazard, easy money, and cheap credit have never produced good results. History is littered with examples of financial disaster brought about by monetary manipulation origina ...

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Without Fiscal Adjustments, We Will Suffer Inflation and Stagnation

Without Fiscal Adjustments, We Will Suffer Inflation and Stagnation

The writer, Emilio Ocampo is economist who holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and taught emerging markets economy at NYU Stern. He is also the writer of several books on ...

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Why Argentina Must Learn the Virtues of Economic Orthodoxy

Why Argentina Must Learn the Virtues of Economic Orthodoxy

  Orthodoxy is, according to the first definition of the Royal Spanish Academy, “conformity with generally accepted doctrines or practices.” Those in the economics profession and ...

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Argentina’s Central Bank: An Entity That Doesn’t Accept It’s Own Money?

Argentina’s Central Bank: An Entity That Doesn’t Accept It’s Own Money?

 Argentina's Central Bank refuses to take cash. This may seem odd since it is not reasonable that a currency issuer does not accept the currency it issues itself. However, monetar ...

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Hood Robin Protectionism: Taking From the People to Give to the Rich

Hood Robin Protectionism: Taking From the People to Give to the Rich

 Our director Aldo Abram explains why protectionism hurts everyone.     The pressure from sectors that compete with imports for the government to protect them keeps increasing. Th ...

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“The Economic Situation Will Improve”

“The Economic Situation Will Improve”

  Economist Agustín Etchebarne was interviewed by Mauro Viale at A24, where he declared that “the current economic situation will improve slightly throughout the year, not as much ...

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Ten Fundamental Laws of Economics

Ten Fundamental Laws of Economics

In the midst of so many economic fallacies being repeatedly seemingly without end, it may be helpful to return to some of the most basic laws of economics. Here are ten of them th ...

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Protectionism: A Trap for the US

Protectionism: A Trap for the US

  This article by our executive director Aldo Abram originally appeared in Ambito Financiero and explains why protectionism ends up preventing growth.  Ever since Donald Trump won ...

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