Is Dollarization a Mirage?

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Nicolas Cachanosky

“Argentine presidential candidate Javier Milei has made dollarization a central issue in the election. In response, 170 experts have signed an open letter claiming dollarization is not a real solution, but un espejismo — a mirage. These experts say dollarization will not remedy Argentina’s fiscal imbalances nor numerous other issues. Critics who follow this line of argument make two fundamental errors. First, they argue against a strawman version of the dollarization plan. Second, they overlook some of its benefits. Economics is about weighing cost-benefit trade-offs, not just costs.” (09/18/23)