The Monetary and Fiscal History of Argentina, 1960-2017
Francisco Buera and
Juan Pablo Nicolini ()
No 580, Staff Report from Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
In this chapter, we review the monetary and fiscal history of Argentina for the period 1960?2017, a time during which the country suffered several balance of payments crises, three periods of hyperinflation, two defaults on government debt, and three banking crises. All told, between 1969 and 1991, after several monetary reforms, thirteen zeros had been removed from its currency. We argue that all these events are the symptom of a recurrent problem: Argentina?s unsuccessful attempts to tame the fiscal deficit. An implication of our analysis is that the future economic evolution of Argentina depends greatly on its ability to develop institutions that guarantee that the government does not spend more than its genuine tax revenues over reasonable periods of time.
Keywords: Deficits; Macroeconomic history; Inflation; Government budget constraint; Fiscal and monetary interactions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E31 E42 E5 E63 N16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-his, nep-mac and nep-mon
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/sr/sr580.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 403 Forbidden
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:fedmsr:580
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Staff Report from Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Jannelle Ruswick ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).