Minister of Economy of Argentina

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The Minister of Economy is the head of the Ministry of Economy and Public Finance of Argentina, concerned with finance and monetary matters. The position within the Government of Argentina is analogous to the finance ministers of some countries and the United States Treasury Secretary. The Minister is a member of the President's Cabinet.

Headquarters[edit]

The Economy Ministry in 1940

The Argentine Minister of the Economy has, since the building's 1939 inaugural, been based in a 14-story Rationalist office building designed by local architect Carlos Pibernat. The Economy Ministry building was built on a 0.57 ha (1.4 ac) Montserrat neighborhood lot facing the Casa Rosada presidential office building to the north, and the Defense Ministry (Libertador Building) to the east – a government building also designed by Pibernat.

The building's lobby was decorated with murals painted by the architect's brother, Antonio Pibernat, a post-impressionist painter influenced by the naturalist Barbizon School.[1]

The post has existed on a formal basis since the 1826 inaugural of Bernardino Rivadavia, who named lawmaker Salvador María del Carril as the nation's first official Ministro de Hacienda.[2] The office became among the most powerful in Argentine Government during the generation after 1880, when English Argentine investment, foreign trade, and immigration spurred development. Customs collections (source of over half of public revenues at the time) and the Central Bank were among the responsibilities placed under the Economy Ministry's aegis, and successive ministers' policies were often enacted through presidential decrees.[3]

Its influence grew further when it absorbed the cabinet post of Minister of Public Works in 1991, to help facilitate Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo's privatizations initiative, and, in turn, divested oversight over the nation's goods-producing sectors with the 2008 designation of the Production Ministry by President Cristina Kirchner, in a bid to improve strained relations with the country's agrarian sector following the 2008 Argentine government conflict with the agricultural sector over export tariffs.[4]

The Ministry of the Economy was appropriated a US$1.7 billion operational budget in 2009, and employed over 4,000 staffers.[5]

List of Ministers since 1946[edit]

Minister Period President
Axel Kicillof 18.11.13 - Incumbent Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Hernán Lorenzino 10.12.11 - 18.11.13
Amado Boudou 07.07.09 - 10.12.11
Carlos Fernández 25.04.08 - 07.07.09
Martín Lousteau 10.12.07 - 24.04.08
Miguel Gustavo Peirano 16.07.07 - 10.12.07 Néstor Kirchner
Felisa Miceli 28.11.05 - 16.07.07
Roberto Lavagna 25.05.03 - 27.11.05
Roberto Lavagna 27.04.02 - 25.05.03 Eduardo Duhalde
Jorge Remes Lenicov 01.03.02 - 27.04.02
Rodolfo Frigeri 23.12.01 - 30.12.01 Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
Jorge Capitanich 21.12.01 - 23.12.01 Ramón Puerta
Domingo Cavallo 20.03.01 - 19.12.01 Fernando de la Rúa
Ricardo López Murphy 05.03.01 - 19.03.01
José Luis Machinea 10.12.99 - 02.03.01
Roque Fernández 06.08.96 - 10.12.99 Carlos Saúl Menem
Domingo Cavallo 01.03.91 - 06.08.96
Antonio Erman González 19.12.89 - 04.02.91
Néstor Rapanelli 18.07.89 - 18.12.89
Miguel Roig 09.07.89 - 17.07.89
Jesús Rodríguez 14.05.89 - 08.07.89 Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín
Juan Carlos Pugliese 31.03.89 - 14.05.89
Juan Vital Sourrouille 19.02.85 - 31.03.89
Bernardo Grinspun 10.12.83 - 18.02.85
Jorge Wehbe 25.08.82 - 09.12.83 Reynaldo Bignone
José María Dagnino Pastore 02.07.82 - 24.08.82
Roberto Alemann 22.12.81 - 30.06.82 Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri
Lorenzo Sigaut 01.04.81 - 20.12.81 Roberto Viola
José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz 29.03.76 - 31.03.81 Jorge Rafael Videla
Juan Las Heras 24.03.76 - 29.03.76 Junta Militar
Emilio Mondelli 03.02.76 - 24.03.76 María Estela Martínez de Perón
Antonio Cafiero 14.08.75 - 03.02.76
Ernesto Corvalán Nanclares 11.08.75 - 14.08.75
Pedro Bonanni 22.07.75 - 11.08.75
Ernesto Corvalán Nanclares 17.07.75 - 22.07.75
Celestino Rodrigo 02.06.75 - 17.07.75
Alfredo Gomez Morales 21.10.74 - 02.06.75
José Ber Gelbard 1.07.74 - 21.10.74
12.10.73 - 1.07.74 Juan Domingo Perón
13.07.73 - 12.10.73 Raúl Lastiri
25.05.73 - 13.07.73 Héctor José Cámpora
Jorge Wehbe 13.10.72 - 25.05.73 Alejandro Agustín Lanusse
Cayetano Antonio Licciardo 11.10.71 - 13.10.72
Juan A. Quilici 01.06.71- 11.10.71
Aldo Ferrer 26.10.70 - 28.05.71 Roberto Marcelo Levingston
Carlos Moyano Llerena 18.06.70 - 15.10.70
José Dagnino Pastore 11.06.69 - 17.06.70 Juan Carlos Onganía
Adalbert Krieger Vasena 03.01.67- 11.06.69
Jorge Salimei 04.10.66 - 03.01.67
Juan Carlos Pugliese 19.08.64 - 28.06.66 Arturo Umberto Illia
Eugenio Blanco 12.10.63 - 05.08.64
José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz 21.05.63 - 12.10.63 José María Guido
Eustaquio Méndez Delfino 10.12.62 - 13.05.63
Álvaro Alsogaray 30.06.62 - 10.12.62
Federico Pinedo 06.04.62 - 25.04.62
Jorge Wehbe 29.03.62 - 06.04.62
26.03.62 - 06.04.62 Arturo Frondizi
Carlos Coll Benegas 15.01.62- 26.03.62
Roberto Alemann 26.04.61 - 12.01.62
Álvaro Alsogaray 25.06.59 - 26.04.61
Emilio Donato del Carril 17.06.58 - 24.06.59
Adalberto Krieger Vasena 26.03.57 - 01.05.58 Pedro Aramburu
Roberto Verrier 26.01.57 - 26.03.57
Eugenio Blanco 14.11.55 - 25.01.57
Eugenio Folcini 24.09.55 - 13.11.55 Eduardo Lonardi
Pedro Bonanni 04.06.52 - 20.09.55 Juan Domingo Perón
Ramón Cereijo 04.06.46 - 04.06.52

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Economy: Cultural patrimony
  2. ^ Levene, Ricardo.A History of Argentina. University of North Carolina Press, 1937.
  3. ^ Rock, David. Argentina: 1516–1982. University of California Press, 1987.
  4. ^ El Litoral: Ministerio de la Producción (Spanish)
  5. ^ Oficina Nacional de Presupuesto, Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas Públicas. June 6, 2009. (Spanish)

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Coordinates: 34°36′34″S 58°22′13″W / 34.60944°S 58.37028°W / -34.60944; -58.37028