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Argentina: Challenges and Opportunities Facing 2017

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

December 12, 2016


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Join Americas Society and Council of the Americas for a panel discussion on Argentina's political and economic situation one year into President Mauricio Macri's four-year term. Speakers will analyze the economic outlook and domestic political landscape, and the 2017 legislative elections, among other challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Roberto H. Sifón-Arévalo, Managing Director and Lead Analytical Manager, Sovereign and International Public Finance Ratings, Americas, S&P Global Ratings @SPGlobalRatings
  • María Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University @ColumbiaSIPA
  • Mauro Roca, Senior Economist, Goldman Sachs @mauro_roca_
  • Juan Cruz Díaz, Special Advisor, Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Managing Director, Cefeidas Group (moderator) @juancudiaz

This event is by invitation only and complimentary. Space is limited.
Prior registration is required. Register at

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Event Information: Fernanda Luksic | | 212-277-8340
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 212-277-8358
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | | 212-277-8342
COA Corporate Membership Info: Natalia Williamson | | 212-277-8374
Note: To view a List of COA Corporate Members, please click here.
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9.

María Victoria Murillo

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University

María Victoria Murillo is a professor of political science and international and public affairs. Her research on distributive politics in Latin America has covered labor politics and labor regulations, public utility reform, education reform, and economic policy more generally. Her work on political parties analyzes both their coalitional and policy implications as well as their linkages with voters in new democracies.

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Mauro Roca

Senior Economist, Goldman Sachs

Mauro Roca is a senior Latin American economist at Goldman Sachs. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Roca was a senior emerging markets strategist and economist at Deutsche Bank and held similar positions at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Prior to that, he was an economist at the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a financial analyst at the Central Bank of Argentina. Currently, he is also a professor of economics at Columbia University. Roca holds a PhD (with distinction) and a MPhil.

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Juan Cruz Díaz

Special Advisor, Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Managing Director, Cefeidas Group

Juan Cruz Díaz is special advisor to the president and CEO at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA). He is managing director at Cefeidas Group. He is also co-director of the Corporate Governance Program at the Universidad de San Andrés. Before founding Cefeidas Group, he was director of public policy programs at AS/COA. He has worked as a consultant for the Organization of American States (OAS) and regularly consults for the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.

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