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Articles by Bianca Fernet

When Argentine President Mauricio Macri took power, his economic team began to dismantle his predecessor’s heavy-handed policies — a process that had painful recessionary consequences for the Argentine population. Macri and his team repeatedly promised that by the second half …

Argentina’s national statistics bureau (INDEC) is expected to publish revised  data next month that corrects the alleged “book cooking” and data falsification that occurred under former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. How bad is it?

The verdict is ugly. The …

It is to be expected that right-leaning President Mauricio Macri is at odds with Argentina’s powerful and entrenched labor unions. Macri’s market-oriented economic growth plans are seemingly in conflict with the unions’ goals and principals. This month, the conflict between …

What is this, 2013?

The headlines surrounding Argentina’s economy read like a veritable tale of two countries. If you read the international press or run in diplomatic circles, sheer euphoria. Argentina has quickly righted the economic boat by settling with …

It’s a surreal feeling that Argentina seems to finally have reached a settlement with the ubiquitous “vulture funds,”  or holdout creditors. I personally feel like I’ve hashed and rehashed and re-rehashed this tale so many times that I’m just glad …

The new Macri administration has been tooting its own horn, so to speak, about taking giant strides to liberalize the country’s trade policy. On two important fronts, it’s right. By removing currency controls, or the infamous cepo and blue dollar …

Argentina faces twin energy crises that literally and figuratively are screaming from the front of every newspaper in the country. The new government is ending electricity subsidies to consumers, which is resulting in 500 percent increases for families and consumers …

If you’ve noticed a dramatic increase in prices this month, allow me to assure you that it is not your imagination. Inflation has accelerated dramatically since President Mauricio Macri took office on December 10. That’s a fact. The big question …

New Year, Old Problems

Argentina’s economy has taken a backseat in the news since the relatively quiet reunification and float of the Argentine peso in December. Inflation didn’t accelerate out of control, people didn’t take to the streets to protest …

It is truly the end of an era. Argentina’s currency controls, known collectively as the cepo and that led to the myriad of blue dollar unofficial rates, are one of the hallmarks of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s economic …