Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2000 (Revised April 2001)

Menem and the Populist Tradition in Argentina

by Rafael M. Di Tella and Eliseo Neuman

Abstract

Argentina has flourished under a fixed exchange rate system, yet there are large income and employment fluctuations. The social cost of unemployment is threatening the viability of the economic model. Building a welfare state is one alternative, but this may be a return to the populist policies of the past.

Keywords: History; Governance; Job Cuts and Outsourcing; Employment; Currency Exchange Rate; Welfare or Wellbeing; Government Administration; Government and Politics; Argentina;

Citation:

Di Tella, Rafael M., and Eliseo Neuman. "Menem and the Populist Tradition in Argentina." Harvard Business School Case 700-061, March 2000. (Revised April 2001.)