Daniel Fernández

Daniel Fernández

Daniel Fernández is the founder of UFM Market Trends and professor of economics at the Francisco Marroquín University. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid and was also a fellow at the Mises Institute. He holds a master in Austrian Economics the Rey Juan Carlos University and a master in Applied Economics from the University of Alcalá in Madrid.

 



The Best Countries to Be Born as a Female Are in the West and Capitalist

By Daniel Fernández on April 19, 2018

Is Western society characterized by male privilege? Are economic freedom and capitalism synonymous of male privilege?

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The Real Relationship Between Capitalism and the Environment

By Daniel Fernández on December 19, 2017

Capitalism and the environment: friends or enemies?

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Gentrification—and tourism—have become the new target in the never-ending social struggle in favor of the disadvantaged

By Daniel Fernández on October 16, 2017

Gentrification is the new monster to be fought. The term already has such bad press, that almost no one is willing to say anything in its favor (defending gentrification and defending neoliberalism are now almost interchangeable). Can gentrification get a break? Find out more here.

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Italian Banks Are The European Economy’s New Sword of Damocles

By Daniel Fernández on October 8, 2017

What are the Eurozone’s riskier banking systems? Which countries should be concerned in the face of a possible contagion effect of the Italian crisis?

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Does the Fed Follow Its Own Rules?

By Daniel Fernández on May 22, 2017

One of the most interesting discussions in the field of monetary theory concerns the role central banks play in the economy. There are multiple views regarding different issues: from questioning the mere existence of the central bank to the actual role a central bank should take.

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Are Oil Prices to Blame for the Venezuelan Crisis?

By Daniel Fernández on April 19, 2017

Many analysts are venturing to link the crisis that plagues the Venezuelan economy with the fall in the price of crude oil. With oil being one of the most important commodity in Venezuelan production and the country’s main export product, it seems that the fall in the price would bring any country with an economic structure similar to Venezuela’s into a crisis. Similarly, many assume that the problems in Ecuador have the same root as those in Venezuela, although less pronounced.

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The Astonishing Differences Between Spain’s 1993 and 2007 Crises

By Daniel Fernández on March 15, 2017

It seems that the echoes of Spain’s Great Recession will never end. Despite the country’s strong growth for at least two years, the general feeling seems to be that of a country consumed by the resonance of its own misfortune.

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China Burns Through Its Foreign Reserves Defending the Yuan

By Daniel Fernández on November 6, 2016

The yuan depreciated by nearly 8% since May 2015: it had been appreciating since the last time the exchange rate was established.

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The Financial System Does Not Give Way To Draghi’s Blackmail

By Daniel Fernández on September 18, 2016

The private sector has done its job: it has been able to reduce debt and create wealth. The public sector has fallen behind, as countries still have significant public deficits.

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Forty-Five Years After the Gold Standard: A Failed Experiment

By Daniel Fernández on August 15, 2016

Unfortunately, there is nothing more permanent than temporary emergency measures. We are still living with a 45-year-old monetary experiment in which central banks have no direct link to gold.

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