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BIPR | Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Annual Lecture
Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Annual Lecture

February 20, 2020 - 18:30

Guido Sandleris, Former Governor, Central Bank of Argentina

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Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Annual Lecture - Argentina: Lessons from Recurring Financial Distress
Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference
Guido Sandleris
Former Governor, Central Bank of Argentina

Robert A. Mundell was a member of the Johns Hopkins SAIS international economics faculty and taught at SAIS Europe for four years, during the period 1959-2001. Much of his pioneering work in monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas, which resulted in his Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1999, was conducted during his time in Bologna. Professor Mundell plans to return to SAIS Europe for this special occasion.

This event is the part of the annual three-part series of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference, intended for a non-technical audience. The Conference aims to engage policy and professional communities with scholarship emerging from the school's Master of Arts in Global Risk.


Guido Sandleris Former Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina (September 2018 - December 2019).

He holds a degree in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), a Master's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from Columbia University.

In June 2018 Sandleris was appointed Secretary of Economic Policy at the Ministry of Economy. In 2016 he served as Undersecretary of Finance in the Province of Buenos Aires and in 2017 held office as Chief of Advisors of the Argentine Ministry of Finance. He has been a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Universidad de Los Andes. Sandleris was a visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Central Bank of Chile, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was Director of the Center for Financial Research at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) where he was also appointed Dean of the Business School.

Sandleris specializes in international economics, finance and macroeconomics, and his academic research focuses on the effect of financial crises and the costs of sovereign defaults, among other subjects. His papers have been published in the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Oxford University Press, and others.

He was a consultant and researcher for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Office of the Attorney General of the Treasury and several Latin American governments and investment banks. Sandleris co-authored the children's book series "Hay Equipo" (The Team Gets Ready for the Match) and has received several scholarships and research grants from the Fulbright Commission, the Central Bank of Argentina, the World Bank, Columbia University, and LACEA.
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