The Future of Argentina: A Conversation with José Luis Espert
The Wilson Center's Argentina Project hosted a discussion with José Luis Espert on the country's economic challenges and its changing political landscape in advance of this year’s elections.
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José Luis Espert, a well-known economist, author and long-time political commentator, launched his presidential campaign in December as the candidate for the newly launched Libertarian Party. Though President Mauricio Macri’s gradual fiscal austerity and market liberalization program has produced mixed results, Mr. Espert promises a supercharged free-market reform program.
Mr. Espert has proposed reforms to include budget cuts, tax cuts, trade liberalization, labor market reform and privatizations. His ambitious reform agenda has sparked renewed debate over the direction of Argentina’s economy, and its private sector’s willingness to adapt.
The Wilson Center's Argentina Project hosted a discussion on the country's economic challenges and its changing political landscape in advance of this year’s elections.
Benjamin N. Gedan, PhD
Director, Argentina Project
Senior Advisor, Latin American Program
Woodrow Wilson Center
José Luis Espert
Rafael Mathus Ruiz
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