Politics of Productivity

In recent years, Argentina has swung from one political extreme to the other, and productive development has been pushed off the policy agenda by the more pressing issues of the moment. However, to achieve growth, the country needs an ambitious medium- and long-term productive development strategy. 

These circumstances are compounded by one of the great challenges of this century: the tension between economic growth and the environment. Sustainability is a fundamental aspect of 21st-century production policies and it needs to be contemplated in growth strategies.

What does this mean in practice? Adapting to the current context and making the most of it is essential: Argentina is facing a huge opportunity. The country has a long productive history, as evidenced by the capabilities and know-how it has accrued in various sectors.

We are working to generate innovation, prosperity, and more and better jobs. How are we going about this? We identify emerging sectors and niches in which there is an opportunity for Argentina to take on a major international role. We devise strategies to transform traditional sectors, improve and modernize existing policies and regulations, and strengthen state capacities to drive this transformation.

Today more than ever, to get on the path to development, Argentina needs policies that strengthen and build productive capacities.


Tomás Bril Mascarenhas holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in political science from the University of Buenos Aires. He specializes in the comparative political economy of development.
Matías Gutman holds a BA in economics from the University of Buenos Aires and is currently pursuing an MA in economics at the University of San Andrés. He specializes in quality, international trade, and development.
Lucía Pezzarini holds a BA from the University of Buenos Aires, where she is currently pursuing an MA in economics and has also taught. She specializes in macroeconomics.