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Economic Troubles of Argentina: New Problems or Errors of the Past?

Anna Kiyutsevskaya – Research fellow of the Monetary Policy Department of the Gaidar Institute; Senior Research fellow of the Center for the Study of Central Banks, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pavel Trunin – Head of Center for Macroeconomics and Finance of the Gaidar Institute; Leading Research fellow of the Center for the Study of Central Banks, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The toughening, by the central banks of developed countries, of their monetary policies has triggered a capital outflow from the developing countries. To control the inflation caused by a significantly weakened national currency, the central bank of Argentina had to sharply toughen its monetary policy.

Key words: Argentina, Central Bank of Argentina, foreign-exchange crisis, monetary policy and rate of inflation.