Miguel Gustavo Peirano (born
in 1968) is an Argentine economist, and former
Minister of Economy and
Production of Argentina.
He was appointed by President Néstor Kirchner
on July 16, 2007, in
place of Felisa Miceli
As an economist
, Peirano has worked both
in the public and the private sector. Between 1990 and 1992 he
worked in the multinational Techint
He was an
adviser for the General Direction of Industry of the Government of
the City of Buenos
Aires, adviser for the Board of the Bank of the Province of
Buenos Aires, and president of the Economics department of the
Buenos Aires City
He also occupied various posts in the
(UIA) from 1993 to 2004. Between 2003 and 2004 he was an
adviser for the national Subsecretariat of the Small and Medium
Enterprise and Regional Development, where he worked specially on
the resolution of the economic asymmetries between Argentina and
Brazil in the context of Mercosur
taking the post of Minister of Economy, he had been the senior vice
president of the Bank of Investment and
(BICE), as well as the Secretary of Industry,
Commerce and Small and
Politically, Peirano is considered personally
linked to former President Kirchner, and has kept amicable
relations with both Chief of Cabinet Alberto Fernández and Minister of
Federal Planning Julio de Vido, as
well as with Martín Redrado,
head of the Central Bank of Argentina.
Professionally, he was linked to ARI
's economist Rubén Lo Vuolo
, and he is known to be in
respectful terms with opposition leader Elisa Carrió
The change from Miceli to Peirano was generally considered not
significant for the general Argentine economic programme. Peirano's
taking of office was saluted especially by the industrial sector.
The former minister expressed strong support for several of the key
ideas of the government's economic plan, including the
encouragement of industrial exports and import substitution
through a high
sustained by monetary
On December 10, 2007, with the inauguration
of President Cristina Fernández de
Peirano as Minister of Economy of Argentina.
- "The State as an agent for the promotion of growth is
fundamental. The 'automatic pilot' was a vile lie of
neoliberalism. Under the supposed automatic pilot there
were hidden decisions by omission to favor privileged
- "It has to be said in full: neoliberals are evil."
- "Argentina is a country which must be strongly
- "There might be inviable enterprises, but in the current
stage of development of Argentina all [economic] sectors are
- "The strategy of industrial development cannot be sustained
by low wages."
- "Choosing a sustainable exchange rate to increase exports
and substitute imports is a basic macro rule for industrial
- "Those who accuse us of 'closing' the economy should
consider that, without a solid internal market, it is impossible to
increase exports or productivity. The alternative is to
turn into an agency or doom millions of Argentinians to a life
- "Mercosur must recover its original spirit. Let us
remember it was created to support intra-industrial trade between
the member countries and to employ that expanded market as a
platform to gain competitiveness in other markets and weight in
- Clarín, 16 July 2007. Miguel Peirano reemplazará a Miceli en Economía.
- Clarín, 16 July 2007. Peirano, un hombre de perfil bajo y excelente relación con
- Página/12, 17 July 2007. Buscar consensos es su premisa.
- Clarín, 11 December 2007. Clarín:En una jura distinta asumió el
nuevo Gabinete .