The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper describes economic developments in Argentina during the 1990s. The paper describes the main elements of the economic strategy put in place since 1991, highlighting the relation between supply and demand aspects of this strategy. The paper highlights that the Convertibility Plan and associated reforms introduced in Argentina starting in 1991 succeeded in accelerating growth, stopping a protracted inflation-that had twice already resulted in hyperinflation-and fundamentally changing the nature of the economy. The paper also analyzes the financial policies and the consolidation of the banking system.