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Following the recent run-off presidential elections in Argentina on 19 November 2023, the Chicago Center on Democracy, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State are hosting a virtual webinar discussion on Monday, December 11th, 2023 at 12:00 pm (noon) CST, in order to discuss how hyperinflation and the current political economic standing in Argentina has influenced voters in this election, and resulted in the election of Javier Milei as the next president of Argentina.

Featuring the following panelists:
– Fernando Alvarez, The Charles F. Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the University of Chicago Economics Department and the College
– Francisco Buera, Professor of Economics and Associate Chair of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis
– Julián P. Diaz, Associate Professor at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago
– Luis Martinez, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
– Sebastian Galiani, Professor of Economics at University of Maryland and Visiting Professor at Universidad de San Andres, Argentina
– Gisela Sin, Associate Professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Moderated by:
Luis Schiumerini, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

The speakers will focus on the economic and political situation in Argentina and Latin America, to shed light on how Argentina’s political and economic context have influenced the election results. How did Javier Milei, an economist with no previous political experience, come to gain so much influence in Argentina to be elected? How do Milei’s ideas of dollarizing the Argentinian economy come into play with voters, and what will the results of the election mean for the economic standing of Argentina?

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Monday, December 11, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Webinar On The 2023 Elections In Argentina: Understanding The Political And Economic Impacts

Virtual Panel Discussion