Since being elected on November 19, Javier Milei has changed the tone of some of the more radical policy proposals he campaigned on. He has backtracked on his aggressive rhetoric toward some of Argentina’s largest trading partners, such as Brazil. He has suggested that dollarization may occur not soon. And he had a cordial conversation with Pope Francis, whom he had described as the devil’s man on earth. What does this about-face mean? Is a more pragmatic Milei emerging? And if that is the case, what are the circumstances he will face once in office — what are his key tests ahead? In this episode, a conversation with Eduardo Levy Yeyati, a professor at the School of Government at Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires, on near-term political scenarios as well as a big-picture view of Argentina’s structural challenges.
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Eduardo Levy Yeyati is professor at the School of Government at Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires. He is a member of AQ’s editorial board.
Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.
If you’d like to know more:
Argentina’s Election and its “Barrani” Moment by Eduardo Levy Yeyati
Can Argentina’s Time Bomb Be Defused? by Eduardo Levy Yeyati
What Javier Milei Can Learn from Others’ Mistakes by Patricio Navia
REACTION: Javier Milei Wins Argentina’s Presidency by AQ editors
Argentina’s Next President Will Tread a Thorny Path Forward by Arturo C. Porzecanski
Tags: AQ Podcast, Argentina, Argentina elections, Economic Policy, Javier Milei