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Euromoney's Central bank governor of the year 2013 

Agustín Carstens, the governor of the Bank of Mexico, has been named Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year for 2013. 

About the Central bank governor of the year

Euromoney considered governors whose key decisions had directly benefited both the performance and perception of their country’s economic and financial achievements over the previous 12 months. It also took soundings from the world’s leading bankers, which we seek out in background meetings; and the analysis of the contributors to Euromoney Country Risk (ECR), which has more than 400 economists around the world contributing on a regular basis, as well as data sourced and compiled by ECR. 


Press release: Carstens named Euromoney Central Bank Governor of the Year 2013


Award

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2013: Leading the bank by the book
Agustín Carstens is an orthodox central banker in an increasingly unorthodox world. Inheriting an impressive legacy, he has continued the Mexican central bank’s inflation-targeting work while keeping a pragmatic eye on growth. Growth potential is almost unrivalled and Carstens seems intent on ensuring that Mexico’s voice is heard in a new, multi-polar financial world. 

Interview

The pragmatism of Mexico's Agustín Carstens
The IMF’s loss has been Mexico’s gain. Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year, Agustín Carstens, continues to keep a steady hand on the economy’s tiller, his orthodoxy mixed with pragmatism that is helping to propel the country forward. He remains outspoken about the need for reform at the IMF.