Victor has a degree in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, a Master's in Energy candidate from the same university and a diploma in Mining and Sustainable Development from UNSAM. He has developed his career in the field of research and analysis of raw material markets with a focus on metal minerals and Lithium. He is currently a consultant on natural resources and public policies. He has been Director of Mining Economics in the national Secretaría de Minería and in the private sector he has worked as an analyst in companies such as Tecpetrol and IBM. He is a graduate professor and has lectured at national and international conferences and seminars in the mining sector.
2020 has been an extremely atypical year for the world economy, a product of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the sui generis characteristics compared to other historical economic recessions has been the interruption of global production networks, in a hyper-connected world, due to restrictions on mobility and lockdowns. Commodity markets were not immune to the pandemic and reacted unevenly to the uncertainty and succession of events in 2020: the first outbreaks in Europe and North America, the speedy recovery of China, the announcements of the effectiveness of vaccines, or the triumph by Joe Biden, among others. This presentation will review the evolution of the copper, precious metals and lithium markets, and will outline an answer to the question: Are we facing a new price boom?