I am an economist.  I work in finance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I have lived for over two years.

There’s a joke about Argentina that God was distributing resources between the countries.  As he gave Argentina gold, copper, coal deposits, minerals, oil, ice-free ports, arable land, and the list goes on, the other countries began to complain loudly.  They said, “God – with all of this Argentina will surely become the most powerful country in the world!  How will we compete?”

To which God replied, “Ah but in Argentina I will put the Argentines”

People refer to Buenos Aires as “the Paris of South America”

not quite.

4 Responses to About

  1. Robyn says:

    Love your blog! I don’t see contact information for you but I would love to talk with you about you possibly being a guest speaker at an event for expats here in BA. Please send me an email if you’re interested!

  2. cochonchimso says:

    I wonder what would be your analysis, as an expert, of the “50% increase middle class in Argentina” http://siteresources.worldbank.org/LACEXT/Resources/English_Report_midclass.pdf . Maybe compare to real inflation rate, change ARS/USD. I don’t know… because technically the living for people I know in Argentina seems each year harder, so such an analysis looks strange to me..

    Sincerely, and thanks a lot for sharing your economic analysis on your blog.

  3. martin says:

    By the way, I left a very devils-advocate, tongue-in-cheeky reply to your last post but I do have to say that as an Argie expat, I do seek foreigners p.o.v. to get a little perspective of what’s going on down there (not too much, though, you know how you all guys are ‘agents of empire’ and such) and I had fun reading your sarcastic impressions of Buenos Aires… as someone originally from the outer rings (to use Star Wars phraseology) in the BA province. Keep it up.

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