Amado Boudou is the President's Minister of the Economy in Argentina. He was named to the position in July of 2009.
In March of 2010, Boudou was quoted by the press as saying that Argentina was on its way to negotiate for an over 65-percent debt release. As of March of 2010, the country faced an estimated US$15 billion in debt obligations. Though much of that amount would be funded through the budget, the government was seeking ways to raise money for payments, either through debt issues or tapping central bank foreign currency reserves.
Boudou received a degree in Economics at the National University of Mar del Plata in 1986. He worked as a teaching assistant at the university until 1990, during which time he obtained a doctorate in Economics from a private institution, the Argentine Macroeconomic Studies Center.