Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2014

Capstone Advisor

Professor Fernando Diz

Honors Reader

Professor Tom Barkley

Capstone Major

Finance

Capstone College

Management

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Professional

Subject Categories

Corporate Finance | Finance

Abstract

This paper makes the argument that though Argentina’s 2001 financial crisis was influenced by several factors, it is the 1991 Convertibility Plan that most strongly pushed the nation to the point of needing outside financial assistance. Its implementation led to and worked in combination with a multitude of unexpected factors. Together, these created economic conditions that chipped away at the stability of Argentina’s economy.

Given the nature of this project, information was gathered solely through research in texts published by both supporters and critics of organizations like the International Monetary Fund. In my readings, I found that there is generally more criticism than praise, though I tried not to be swayed too strongly either way. Ultimately, however, it became clear that a decision on outside organizations did not need to be made. Rather, it was clear that a criticism of policy would suffice.

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