Price Controls in Argentina: A Case of Urban Bias

Freveletti, Megan (2017) Price Controls in Argentina: A Case of Urban Bias. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Matthew DiGiuseppe from Political Science, University of Mississippi.


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Towards the end of 2016, President Mauricio Macri of Argentina announced that he would be re-enacting a program of price controls that had been introduced by his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, called Precios Cuidados. However, this time the list of items would contain a greater amount than the previous program, almost 400 more products than before, the variety of them falling under agricultural products. This thesis looks to examine whether or not the implementation of a price control program by President Macri, that has failed in the past, can be explained by the theory of urban bias. After a discussion of the theory of urban bias and the problems surrounding price controls, this thesis then goes to an examination of different governments in Argentina and their attitudes towards the agricultural sector, along with examining Argentina’s history with inflation and price controls. It then follows with an empirical investigation which examines variables from an investigation done by Vanderbilt University, along with examining the locations of the different companies to see whether or not urban bias played a role in President Macri’s decision to implement this program.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Freveletti, Megan
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies, Spanish
Thesis Advisor: Matthew DiGiuseppe
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Depositing User: Ms Megan Freveletti
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 20:07
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 20:07

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