Thursday , 18 October 2018

The Argentine Peso’s Death Spiral

The Argentine Peso’s Death Spiral

A sharp selloff of the Argentine peso is sparking new inflation fears in South America’s second-largest economy. For a country that is heavily dependent on foreign capital and has ...

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Why has Argentina called in the IMF?

Why has Argentina called in the IMF?

It was an announcement Mauricio Macri hoped never to have to make. On May 8th Argentina’s exhausted-looking president declared that Argentina was seeking a credit line from the IM ...

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Argentina seeks $US30b IMF financing to address peso volatility

Argentina seeks $US30b IMF financing to address peso volatility

Financial Review - Argentina asked the International Monetary Fund for financing to help stem a five-month-rout in the peso that is sparking a surge in interest rates and threaten ...

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The dollar puts Macri between the sword and the wall

The dollar puts Macri between the sword and the wall

Last week, we witnessed a true exchange rate as it had not been seen in the country for a long time. In a period of only 5 days, the Central Bank sold 7% of its international rese ...

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Industry Dynamics and the Minimum Wage: A Putty-Clay Approach

Industry Dynamics and the Minimum Wage: A Putty-Clay Approach

Our research presents two new empirical findings on how the restaurant industry, the largest U.S. employer of low-wage labor, responds to minimum wage hikes. First, exit and entry ...

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Macri and Kirchner differences and similarities in inflation management

Macri and Kirchner differences and similarities in inflation management

In quantitative terms, today's inflation is similar to that of CFK, but qualitatively the thing is very different. Inflation is a monetary phenomenon. When money is excessively ab ...

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In spite of everything, Argentina is on the right track

In spite of everything, Argentina is on the right track

Aldo Abram, Director at Libertad y Progreso, referred to the criticism that the national government has received for the increases in tariffs and the gradualism it is applying to ...

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To change Argentina, first we have to love it

To change Argentina, first we have to love it

We, liberals, want to change Argentina. And I am sure that we also love our country. Tension is unavoidable. We love something we want to change. We understand that, as we are, we ...

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Should Argentina modify the National Statistics Agency?

Should Argentina modify the National Statistics Agency?

It has circulated in different media these days that the current government administration has the purpose of establishing a new INDEC (National Statistics Agency) to replace the ...

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The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

The dangerous protectionism of Donald Trump

He warned us that he would do it. Donald Trump has unleashed a new trade war. He is a confessed mercantilist. We are only at the second skirmish. The first one was insensitively r ...

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