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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ernesto Malaccorto
RLIN number: NXCP88-A145
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Argentina Project
Description: Immigrant background, education; early commitment to Raul Prebisch and group of young reformers (later "Brains Trust") concerned with needed changes in national economy; work in National Bank, ECONOMIC REVIEW; Revolution of 1930 brought group to power at height of world depression: reforms of budget, tax structure, balance of payments, relation of federal and provincial finances; Director General of Taxation on Revenues and Profits, 1932-42; crisis in province of Tucuman; attacks on government fiscal policy in meat industry, 1935; member fiscal committee of League of Nations, Under Secretary of Treasury, 1942; "Brains Trust" removed, 1943; private career as Certified Public Accountant, 1943-59; financial studies for United Nations, 1952 and 1955; Minister of Agriculture, 1959-61: campaigns to control foot-and-mouth disease, grain infestation; to Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. as one of Committee of Nine working on Alliance for Progress, 1962-66; Director of Central Bank, 1967-70; analysis of economic and financial reforms of 30s which made possible both industrialization of country and political developments of 40s and 50s.
Extent: Transcript: 64 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open except for certain pages. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1971 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Malaccorto, Ernesto, 1902-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Banker; Cabinet minister; Economist
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1971
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Leandro
Locations discussed: Argentina; South America
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Argentina; Argentina--Economic conditions--1918-; Argentina--Foreign relations; Argentina--Politics and government--20th century; Cabinet officers--Argentina; Economists; Oral history; South America
Topics discussed - Other terms: Malaccorto, Ernesto, 1902-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019294-14737