Ministry of Economy (Argentina)

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The Ministry of Economy (Spanish: Ministerio de Economía) of Argentina is the ministry dependent on the National Executive Power in charge of assisting the President and the Chief of Staff with everything inherent to the economy.

Ministry of Economy
Ministerio de Economía
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Palacio de Hacienda, headquarters of the Ministry.
Ministry overview
Formed1854; 168 years ago (1854) (as the Ministry of the Treasury)
JurisdictionGovernment of Argentina
HeadquartersPalacio de Hacienda, Hipólito Yrigoyen 250, Buenos Aires
Employees4,000 (2009) [1]
Annual budget$ 616,641,458,521 (2021)[2]
Minister responsible
Websiteargentina.gob.ar/economia

The current minister responsible is Sergio Massa, who has served since August 2022 in the cabinet of Alberto Fernández.

Competencies[change | change source]

According to Law 22,520, the powers of the Ministry of Economy include "assisting the President of the Nation and the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers (...) in everything inherent to economic, budgetary and tax policy, the administration of public finances, economic, financial and fiscal relations with the Provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the preparation, proposal and execution of the national policy on energy…”

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oficina Nacional de Presupuesto, Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas Públicas. June 6, 2009" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  2. "Presupuesto 2021". Ministerio de Economía (in Spanish). 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.

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