Macroeconomic Policy:  What can we Learn from Argentina?  March 14, 2024

Speaker: Federico Guerrero

Federico Guerrero

Federico Guerrero was born and raised in Argentina.

After earning an undergraduate degree in economics at University of Buenos Aires, he worked first as a macroeconomic consultant, then as an investment banker for Smith-Barney, and then as an adjunct professor at University of Buenos Aires.

He then came to America to study economics at University of Maryland, where he earned a PhD in economics.  While in graduate school, he worked for the World Bank and InterAmerican Development Bank.

Professor Guerrero joined the University of Nevada, Reno economics department in 2002, where he has since served.    His research has focused on behavioral finance, macroeconomics, and financial & monetary economics.   His research has appeared in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Review of Behavioral Finance, Economics Letters, International Finance, Central Banking, among other outlets.

Federico Guerrero is now a U.S. Citizen, but he regularly returns to Argentina and follows the economic events in his native country.

Topic

Javier Milei’s election as President of Argentina in December 2023 is a milestone event in the socioeconomic history of Argentina.  While running for the office, Milei promised to reconstruct Argentina and end its economic decline.  We thought we had significant inflation in the U.S. when it reached 10%, but Argentina’s recent inflation rate has been more than 100%.   For many decades, Argentina has followed paths that many think we in the U.S. should follow.  What can we learn from the Argentina experience, so we do not make the same mistakes?   What potential does Javier Milei have for turning Argentina around?  Having lived in both Argentina and the U.S., and having studied both economies professionally, Federico Guerrero will provide unique insights into the Argentinian experience, providing context and comment in the Javier Milei presidency and providing thoughts on what we should learn here in the U.S..