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The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

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Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063808.017

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

This report evaluates the role of the IMF in Argentina during 1991-2001, focusing particularly on the period of crisis management from 2000 until early 2002. The primary purpose of the evaluation is to draw lessons...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

The Argentine crisis of 2000–02 was among the most severe of recent currency crises. The currency-board-like arrangement, under which the peso had been pegged at parity with the U.S. dollar since 1991, colla...

Chapter 2 Surveillance and Program Design, 1991–2000

Chapter 2 Surveillance and Program Design, 1991–2000 »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

This chapter reviews the IMF’s prolonged involvement in Argentina from the introduction of the convertibility regime in 1991 until the onset of crisis in late 2000. The purpose is to determine the extent to...

Chapter 3 Crisis Management, 2000–01

Chapter 3 Crisis Management, 2000–01 »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

This chapter presents an evaluation of the IMF’s crisis management strategy from late 2000 through the collapse of convertibility during the first few days of 2002, focusing on issues and developments releva...

Chapter 4 Lessons from the Argentine Crisis

Chapter 4 Lessons from the Argentine Crisis »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

This concluding chapter draws on the previous two chapters to summarize the major findings of the evaluation, and presents ten lessons for the IMF that are suggested by these findings. The chapter then concl...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001

Statement by the Managing Director on the Evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001 »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

In its report on Argentina, the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has examined an important country case to shed fresh light on the experience of IMF-supported programs and surveillance. The report is thor...

Staff Response to the Evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001

Staff Response to the Evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001 »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

1. We would like to commend the IEO for this thought-provoking report. By taking a careful look back at the experience, this report makes a valuable contribution to the learning culture of the Fund. In many...

Independent Evaluation Office Comments on Management/Staff Response to the Evaluation of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001

Independent Evaluation Office Comments on Management/Staff Response to the Evaluation of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001 »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

We would like to offer a few points of clarification, in response to the comments made by management and staff on the IEO report, focusing on the most critical issues. The staff suggests that the ev...

Statement to the Executive Board Members From the Governor for Argentina, His Excellency Roberto Lavagna, on the Ieo Evaluation of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001

Statement to the Executive Board Members From the Governor for Argentina, His Excellency Roberto Lavagna, on the Ieo Evaluation of the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001 »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

Introduction We consider this to be a valuable and candid report that helps to form a more complete picture of the relationship of the Fund with Argentina during the 1991–2001 period...

The Chairman’s Summing up Independent Evaluation Office Report on the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001

The Chairman’s Summing up Independent Evaluation Office Report on the Role of the Fund in Argentina, 1991–2001 »

Source: The IMF and Argentina, 1991-2001

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Shinji Takagi , Ricardo Martin , Misa Takebe , and Benjamin Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063808

Keywords: public debt, exchange rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, debt restructuring

Executive Directors commended the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) for preparing a balanced and comprehensive report on the Fund’s role in Argentina during 1991–2001. They noted that the report raises imp...