As a child living in Buenos Aires with his American mother and Argentinian father, Economist Joseph Abadi witnessed the tumult leading up to Argentina’s 2001 sovereign debt default. That was the beginning of Joseph’s lifelong interest in finance. But as he explains in this Q&A, it was his unlikely choice of college majors here in the U.S. that made him the economist he is today.

This article appeared in the First Quarter 2024 edition of Economic Insights. Download and read the full issue.

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