Economists and COVID-19: The Case of Argentina

Brondino, Gabriel and Lazzarini, Andres. 2022. Economists and COVID-19: The Case of Argentina. In: Andres Lazzarini and Denis Melnik, eds. Economists and COVID-19: Ideas, Theories and Policies During the Pandemic. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 135-155. ISBN 9783031058103 [Book Section]

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The chapter describes the theoretical and economic policy positions held during the pandemic by two diverging groups of economists in Argentina: on the one hand, the government’s economic team and associated professional and academic economists following the structuralist/heterodox school of thought; on the other hand, a group of heterogeneous, influential domestic economists adhering to more orthodox/liberalist economic and political ideas. The analysis presented here focuses on the diverging positions and reactions around three areas: (i) whether containment measures such as lockdowns were to be adopted permanently, and if they were the most appropriate; (ii) the evaluation of the economic relief policies being implemented; (iii) how to face the issue of financing under a dollar shortage.

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Argentina, COVID-19, Economic policies, Structuralism, Orthodox economics, IMF

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Institute of Management Studies
Institute of Management Studies > Structural Economic Analysis


19 August 2022Published

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05 Dec 2022 15:24

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19 Feb 2024 16:22


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