Discussing Finances in Argentina

The Argentinean Friends of TAU held its 18th annual International Economics Symposium in Buenos Aires in August.
17 September 2013
Pictured from left: TAU VP for Resource Development Amos Elad, Fred Chaoul, Mario Blejer, TAU President Joseph Klafter, Argentinean Friends President Polly Mizrahi de Deutsch and Miguel Kiguel

Featuring talks by renowned economic analysts, the annual economics symposium of the Argentinean Friends of TAU was once again a resounding success with over 1,000 people attending, including diplomats, business and community leaders.


The symposium began with a specially recorded message by Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, Chair of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of Israel's Council for Higher Education, professor of economics at Tel Aviv University, former Director of the National Economic Council of Israel and Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister.


This year's distinguished group of panelists included Dr. Ilan Goldfajn, Chief Economist of Itau Bank (Brazil), former Vice President of the Central Bank of Brazil, and former consultant to the World Bank, United Nations, IDB, IMF and Brazilian government; Dr. Eduardo Levy Yeyati, former World Bank Senior Adviser for Latin America and Chief Economist of the Central Bank of Argentina; Dr. Mario Blejer, former President of the Central Bank of Argentina; Dr. Sergio Berensztein, President of Poliarquía Consultants; Dr. Rosendo Fraga, well-known attorney, political analyst, journalist and historian; Dr. Nicolás Dujovne, former Director of the Central Bank of Argentina and adviser to the Argentinean Ministry of Economy; Dr. Miguel Kiguel, former chief consultant to the Argentinean Ministry of Economy and Undersecretary of Finances; and Dr. Ricardo Arriazu, former adviser to the Central Bank of Argentina and Ministry of Economy. Economist and journalist Enrique Szewach moderated the discussion on the topic "The Economic and Financial Situation: Domestic and International Perspectives.”


Pictured from left: Fred Chaoul, TAU President Joseph Klafter, Adolfo Smolarz and Argentinean Friends President Polly Mizrahi de Deutsch


Argentinean Friends President Polly Mizrahi de Deutsch greeted the participants by saying that "investment in education influences economic competitiveness, civic development and social equality.” In welcoming the attendees to this prestigious symposium, TAU President Joseph Klafter emphasized "the important role of TAU in Israel’s development and praised the Argentinean Friends' achievements in promoting the University's visibility, impact and academic relations in Argentina."


Held since 1996, this flagship event of the Argentinean Friends has become an influential forum, famous for its high academic standard and the impact it has in the business world.



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