Practice Areas

MAG’s teams provide strategic analysis and policy recommendations on macroeconomic issues (fiscal and tax policies, central banking, exchange rate and trade policies), financial and capital markets, domestic and foreign direct investment, risk analysis, debt and aid management, and economic reconstruction of war-torn or chaos affected countries.

MAG's Practice Areas are divided into two broad areas, each one led by one of the Founding Partners:

Emerging Markets

The Economics of Emerging Markets

Mario I. Blejer leads the consulting practice in Emerging Markets. Dr. Blejer was Director of the Centre for Central Banking Studies at the Bank of England, member of the Bank’s Financial Stability Committee and an Adviser to the Governor. Previously, Dr. Blejer was Governor and Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina (2001-02). For more than 20 years he held various senior positions at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He was a Senior Adviser at the IMF where he left after a 21-year career in March 2001, at the request of President De la Rua of Argentina, to become the Deputy Governor, and deal with a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. In the early 1990s, he was appointed World Bank's Senior European and Central Asian Policy Adviser, serving in that capacity during the difficult transition of the Eastern European countries to market-led economies. He is a member of several boards and an adviser to hedge funds and other financial institutions. He has taught, among others, at the Hebrew, New York, George Washington, Boston, Central European, and San Andres (Buenos Aires) Universities. He has published over 100 articles in professional journals and edited various books. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1975).

The Economics of War and Peace

Graciana del Castillo leads the consulting practice on countries in transition from war or other chaos. As the Senior Economist in the Office of the UN Secretary-General in the early 1990s, Dr. del Castillo designed the arms-for-land program for El Salvador, which was credited for bringing the peace process back on track. She played a key role in the design of policies for jumpstarting the Kosovo economy after the war and has applied her rigorous economic thinking and practical experience to other war-torn countries worldwide. She held senior positions at the IMF, Standard & Poor’s, and the Centennial Group, and was a consultant to the IDB, USIP, UNU/WIDER, and a visiting scholar at the OECD Development Center. With a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, she was Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society and Adjunct Professor there. She has published extensively in top economic and political journals and books. Her press articles have appeared in over seventy newspapers worldwide.

War and Peace

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