Javier González Fraga

Politician from Argentina

Javier González Fraga (born May 12, 1948) is an Argentine economist and businessman. He served as President of the Central Bank of Argentina from 1989 to 1991, and was nominated as running-mate by Ricardo Alfonsín for his 2011 campaign for the Presidency. González Fraga was born in Buenos Aires as the youngest of four children to Elvira Fraga and N. González Casartelli. He earned a degree in Economics with honors at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, and in 1974, was brought on by La Nación, one of the nation's leading news dailies, as a financial columnist. He later earned a fellowship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and at the London School of Economics. He married Bárbara Morea Giménez, and had two children; they later separated. He established a dairy farm, La Salamandra, near Luján, Buenos Aires, in 1979, and continued to write on finance and economics, authoring El Mercado de Capitales (1982) and El Sistema Financiero (1980 and 1985). He served as adviser to the State enterprise bureau during the Raúl Alfonsín Administration, and was hired by BCCI principal Ghaith Pharaon to manage debt-equity swaps for the bank,  ( Wikipedia article )


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Buenos Aires


Institution From To
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina

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