Governing Through Emergency: Taxation in Argentina under the Kirchners (2003-2015)
Matt’s research is focused on Argentina and engages conceptually with a period labelled as post-neoliberal or the ‘pink-tide’ — which occurred throughout Latin America in the early-2000s. More succinctly his research engages with Political Economy of Development debates through tax design in Argentina. Emergency taxation was levied in the aftermath of the 2001 Argentine default as part of a national crisis response. This reform, initiated in a time of emergency and accepted as such, was a key policy aimed at (re)building the capacity of the Argentine state. With the framing of this emergency taxation sitting squarely within the regional shift back towards state-sponsored development, tax on natural resources and debates around resource dependency have been brought back to the forefront.
BA (Hons) First class in Language Studies (Spanish) Leeds Metropolitan University
MA Business (Distinction) Leeds Beckett University
Is Latin American Neostructuralism sustainable?” Journal of Business Management 14, no. 1 (Dec 2017)
Matt was part of the Organising Committee for the 2019 PILAS (Postgraduates in Latin American Studies) Conference at the University of York 4th-5th June 2019
Matt was a 2019 Visiting Researcher at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires (see his profile in Spanish here)
Matt presented at the Conference Challenges for Latin America in The Age of Globalisation - 6th December 2019, the paper: The Legitimacy of Emergency Taxation in Argentina: The first Kirchnerismo
Matt teaches on 'Introduction to International Politics'