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BAUDINO, Verónica Gabriela. Industrial Capitalists and the State During the Kirchner Administration. Argentina (2003-2015). Secuencia [online]. 2021, n.110, e1755.  Epub June 04, 2021. ISSN 2395-8464.

This paper provides an overview of the political interventions of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), the most representative corporation of industrial capitals operating in Argentina during the governments of Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2003-2015). It is interesting to observe how their most immediate economic interests were expressed during a boom in the economic cycle and political populism, in which the possibility of articulating a discourse that incorporated demands from the various social classes resurfaced. Based on the analysis of newspaper and institutional sources and economic indicators, we conclude that the union’s continued support for the Kirchner administration was based on the convergence, despite the contradictions, between the economic policies designed to protect the domestic market, the encouragement of consumption, direct and indirect subsidy transfers, relatively low labor costs, and the UIA’s partners need to obtain capital.

Keywords : industrial capitalists; Argentine Industrial Union; State; populism; post convertibility.

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