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Argentina under pressure again: What happened? What’s happening? What’s next?, Demian Reidel, Harvard Kennedy School

Apr 30, 2019 04:30PM
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Room 399 (Ruehl Family Room)


Open to the Public
Demian Reidel, Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard's Kennedy School
Research Program in Political Economy
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance


Demian Reidel is a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Reidel served as Deputy Governor and member of the Board of the Central Bank of Argentina from 2015 until 2018. He was appointed as part of the new leadership of the Central Bank upon President Macri’s election. Dr. Reidel was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, which for the first time in Argentina’s history designed and implemented an inflation target regime with a flexible exchange rate. As a member of the Board, he oversaw the Central Bank’s prudential oversight responsibilities, including regulation of financial institutions. During his tenure, Dr. Reidel also served as the representative of the Central Bank at the G20. In this role, he designed the priorities of the G20 Finance Track during Argentina’s presidency of the G20 in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance. 

Previously, Dr. Reidel co-founded and was a principal portfolio manager at QFR, a New York City-based global macro hedge fund specializing in FX, fixed income and credit investments. QFR grew over $3 billion in assets under management during his tenure. Before founding QFR, Dr. Reidel was a senior member of the Emerging Markets Research team at Goldman Sachs in New York City and London and, prior to that, he worked in a similar capacity at JP Morgan in New York City and Buenos Aires. Dr. Reidel was a Professor at Universidad Di Tella in Buenos Aires where he taught asset valuation in the Finance Masters Program. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in the fields of international economics and finance. He also holds an M.S. in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Instituto Balseiro.