- Daniel Artana, Chief Economist, FIEL, Presentation: “Argentina: Fiscal and External Challenges”
- Juan Luis Bour, Chief Economist, FIEL, Presentation: “Stagflation”
- Fernando Navajas, Chief Economist, FIEL, Presentation: “High-frequency Data on Prices: Do worry, don’t be happy”
- Santiago Urbiztondo, Chief Economist, FIEL, Presentation: “Regulation of Public Utilities: Halfway crossing the river”
- Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)
In AS/COA’s annual New York event with the Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas (FIEL), a leading think tank based in Argentina, chief economists provided analysis on the country's economic prospects as Argentina prepares for general elections in October. The worst of the country's recent recession is over—“unless the new administration decides to commit suicide,” said Daniel Artana, referring to the potential for a reversal in economic policy. The economists broke down the data in relation to the Macri administration's policies on inflation, the exchange rate, and fiscal subsidies and concurred that it's essential for the next government to implement structural reforms in order to bring macroeconomic stability to the country.