Isaac Alfie

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Isaac Alfie
Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay
In office
Aug 19, 2003 – March 1, 2005[1]
Preceded byAlejandro Atchugarry
Succeeded byDanilo Astori
Personal details
BornApril 27, 1962
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyColorado
Alma materUniversity of the Republic
Professionaccountant, economist

Isaac Alfie (born 27 April 1962 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan economist, columnist, accountant, and politician.

He was Minister of Economy and Finance during the final years of Jorge Batlle's presidential term (2003-2005).

Professional career[edit]

Alfie received a degree in public accounting from the University of the Republic in the year of 1985, where years later, he would also receive a degree in economics. In this university he worked as an adjunct professor of the Department of Economics, where he taught basic macroeconomics. He also worked as a teacher at the University ORT Uruguay, and at the University of Belgrano in Argentina. He is currently a professor of Economics and public finance at the University of Montevideo.

In 1985 he joined the Office of Planning and Budget with the position of adviser. In 1991 he went to the Ministry of Economy and Finance as an adviser in the area of Macroeconomic Advisory. He also represented Uruguay in several negotiations with international organizations, such as the one that resulted in the rescheduling of Uruguayan public debt in 2003. In addition, he was a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Pan American Health Organization, and the World Health Organization.

In the private sector, he was a business consultant, especially in the areas of financial and cost analysis, and study of investment projects.

Political career[edit]

In August 2003, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Alejandro Atchugarry, resigned. Then the President of the Republic, Jorge Batlle, offered the position to Isaac Alfie. His term as minister was extended until March 1 of 2005.

He also held a seat as Senator of the Republic for List 15 of the Colorado Party in the XLVI Legislature.

Other activities[edit]

In the elections for the Board of Directors of Club Atlético Peñarol held in November 2008, Isaac Alfie accompanied the opposition list No. 2809, led by Daniel Benech, whose motto was "Peñarol is the people." This list would be in second place in number of votes, after the officialismo, headed by Juan Pedro Damiani.

Alfie writes in the economics supplement of the El País newspaper in Montevideo.


  1. ^ "List of Uruguayan government ministers". Retrieved 28 January 2014.