Professor of Economics
Former Minister of Economy of the Republic of Argentina
Martín Guzmán was born in La Plata on October 12, 1982. He served as Minister of Economy of the Republic of Argentina (December 2019- July 2022). As Minister of Economy of Argentina, he led the management of a sovereign debt crisis that included the second largest sovereign debt restructuring in history (2020), the economic policy to manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the context of the debt and inflation crises, the policies for the fast economic and employment recovery in 2021, the debt restructuring negotiations with the Paris Club, and the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund towards a deal achieved in January 2022 for refinancing the largest loan in the history of the institution that had been agreed in 2018.
He is a leading global expert in the fields of sovereign debt and debt crises resolution. His research focuses on the emergence, propagation, and resolution of macroeconomic disequilibria, monetary economics, and economic development. His research has been published in leading international journals and books.
He is a William S. Beinecke Visiting Professor of Public Policy in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, where he teaches Sovereign Debt and Power Dynamics. He is also a Professor of Money, Credit, and Banking at the National University of La Plata, Argentina.
He is the co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), an academic center at Columbia University Business School established in 2000 by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, which works to broaden dialogue and explore trade-offs in development policy by bringing the best ideas in development to policymakers facing globalization’s complex challenges and opportunities, and that strives to contribute to a more equitably governed world by democratizing the production and use of knowledge. At IPD, he is also the Director of the Sovereign Debt Management and Restructuring Program.
He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Globalization and Development and is a member of the editorial board.
He is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican, a member of the Scientific Board of the Trento Summer School in Adaptive Economic Dynamics at the University of Trento, Italy, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He is also a Commissioner of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).
He holds a PhD. In Economics from Brown University, United States (2013). Prior to his doctoral studies, he received a B.A. in Economics (2005) and a M.A. in Economics (2007) from the National University of La Plata, Argentina.