Former Growth Lab Associate
Miguel Braun is a senior adviser at the CSIS Americas Program. Previously, he was vice-Minister of Finance and Secretary of Commerce of Argentina (2015-2019). He played a key role in several international negotiations, including with the IMF, Argentina´s work towards OECD accession, the EU-Mercosur trade deal and Argentina´s negotiation with the US over steel and aluminum tariffs. He led the revamping of competition policy in Argentina, which entailed the setup of the new competition authority, the drafting of the new competition law approved in 2018, and significant mergers and antitrust cases in sectors such as telecoms, electronic payments and consumer products. He was also responsible for modernizing Argentina´s international trade regulations, cutting red tape and simplifying bureaucracy through the setup of the single window for foreign trade.
He co-founded and directed CIPPEC, a policy think-tank based in Buenos Aires, and holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a BA from Universidad de San Andrés. He has done consulting work across Latin America, taught at Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Universidad de San Andrés and Universidad de Buenos Aires, and published research on macroeconomics and fiscal policy.