A Latin American Success Story

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April 12, 2007

A Latin American Success Story: Five Years of Extraordinary Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Argentina

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The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

As part of the events held in conjunction with the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings, this forum marked the fifth anniversary of Argentina's remarkable economic growth. It has defied most experts and most of the business press since the beginning.

Four years ago, one year into the recovery, the IMF's Research Director called Argentina's growth "a hiatus at the moment from its long economic fall." Argentina has now completed five years of the fastest economic growth in the Western Hemisphere, with GDP increasing by 47 percent and more than nine million people pulled over the poverty line. Felisa Josefina Miceli, Argentina's Minister of the Economy, and Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, discussed the implications of Argentina's economic success and how it was made possible. Moderated by Bob Davis of the Wall Street Journal.

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  • Entire Event (1:30:33)
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  • Bob Davis introducing Mark Weisbrot (2:52, 0.7 MB)
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  • Bob Davis introducing Felisa Miceli (0:53, 0.2 MB)
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  • Remarks by Felisa Miceli (in Spanish) (39:34, 9.3 MB)
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  • Questions and Answers (English and Spanish) (30:48, 7.3 MB)
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Mr. Bob Davis Dr. Mark Weisbrot
Dr. Weisbrot &
Fin. Min. Miceli

 

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Finance Minister Felisa Josefina Miceli

 

The panel answers audience questions

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