Miguel Braun

Senior Advisor (Non-resident), Americas Program
Associated Programs: Americas Program

Miguel Braun is a public policy economist with 20 years of experience in government, think tanks, and international organizations. He served as vice minister of finance and secretary of commerce of Argentina from 2015 to 2019. He played a key role in several international negotiations, including with the IMF, Argentina´s work toward accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the EU-Mercosur trade deal, and with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs. He led the revamping of competition policy in Argentina, which entailed renewing the competition authority, drafting the new competition law approved in 2018, and working on significant mergers and antitrust cases in sectors such as telecoms, electronic payments, and consumer products. He was also responsible for modernizing Argentina´s international trade regulations, cutting red tape and simplifying bureaucracy through the setup of the single window for foreign trade. He co-founded and directed CIPPEC, which has become one of the most prominent think tanks in Latin America. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. from Universidad de San Andrés. He has done consulting work across Latin America and taught at Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Universidad de San Andrés, and Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a member of the Argentine Council on Foreign Relations and was awarded the title of grand officer of the Order of Río Branco by the government of Brazil.