I was having breakfast with an old friend, Jose Luis Florindo, now accounting profession, running on oxen lost when the conversation turned on Domingo Cavallo. I saw that my friend was well aware of the cloth, I asked to make a brief biographical sketch of former minister of economy, cold and concise and here it is. Domingo Cavallo was born in 1946 in San Francisco, Cordoba Province. He graduated in Accounting 1967 and BA in Economics in 1968 at the National University of Cordoba, was awarded Gold Medal and Diploma of Honor at the best graduate of the promotion after two years ’68 and a Ph.D. in Economics in the same university. Continue Reading … In 1977 he completed his Ph.D. in Economics (Ph.D in Economics) from Harvard University. On his return from the United States, founded and directed the Institute of Economic Studies of the Mediterranean Foundation, a task he held until 1987 when he was elected deputy for the Province of Cordoba. Between 1969 and 1983 he held various positions in the civil service and served as provincial and national university teaching. In 1982 he was appointed Chairman of the Central Bank of Argentina. Between 1989 and 1991 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nation, then take over as Minister of Economy and Public Works and Services of the Nation, responsibility he held until July 1996. He was elected National Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires in 1997, resigning his seat on 20 March 2001 to take over as finance minister of the Nation, a position he held until 20 December 2001. He received numerous awards: in 1981 he was elected one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Year by the Junior Chamber of Buenos Aires in 1992, Latin Finance magazine named him Man of the Year and nominated him the publication Euromoney Finance Minister of the Year. Among his most significant academic awards highlight the membership of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of Spain (1993), Honorary Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Genoa (Italy 1994), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Ben Gurion University of Negev (Israel 1995), Doctor Honoris Causa in Economics, University of Turin (Italy 1995), Doctor Honoris Causa in Economics from the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne Phanteon (France 1999) and Doctor Honoris Cause of Political Science of Bologna (Italy 2000). He is the author of the books Back to Grow (1984), The Federal Challenge (1986), Economy in Times of Crisis (1989), might have been La Argentina (1989), The Weight of Truth (1997), Passion for Create ( 2001) and numerous technical publications in journals in Argentina and abroad. He is currently Honorary President of the Mediterranean Foundation and Visiting Professor at New York University – Stern School of Business. In 1968 he married Sonia Abrazi n and are parents of three children. While Domingo Cavallo was a figure in the world of economics and public activity in many years, as seen in his biography, one can say that 2001 marked a turning point in his life.



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