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Central Bank Governor of the Year 2013: Mexico's Agustín Carstens

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

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

The winner of Euromoney’s central bank governor of the year award, Banco de México’s Agustín Carstens

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2013: Leading the bank by the bookAgustín 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. 



"He has done a very good job and gained complete credibility – you can see that in inflation expectations, which are very stable and very close to the target of 3%. The markets listen to Carstens"
- Marco Oviedo, chief economist at Barclays in Mexico

The pragmatism of Mexico's Agustín CarstensThe 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.