To date, he has had 8 books published

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This book reviews the logic of the workings of decision-making centers in the country and throughout the world, and shows how innovation economics and knowledge can turn Argentina completely around. How can innovative mindsets up to the task of bringing about increasingly profound transformations be formed? Does the historical state/market dichotomy make sense today, or do we Argentines need more (and better) of both?


Argentina 4.0 La revolución ciudadana

This book proposes a “great society” in which empowered citizens narrow the gap with their representatives, institutionalizing new policy in a new way of exercising power that is more open, direct and participatory.


Economic Development and UN Reform (Desarrollo económico y reforma de Naciones Unidas)

The director general of UNIDO, Carlos A. Magariños, offers a practical approach aimed at increasing the political coherence and operational effectiveness of the United Nations system in the area of economic development.


Gearing up for a new development agenda (Hacia una nueva agenda para el desarrollo)

This book contains the procedures for the UNIDO meeting on “Marginalization vs. Prosperity” held in Venice, Italy on September 28 and 29, 2002. The meeting was attended by a select group of outstanding leaders from the private sector, government and international organizations, as well as academics from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the U.S.A.


China in the WTO

By joining the WTO (World Trade Organization), China hopes to legitimize its industrialization style with its sights on regaining its status as an economic world power.

To developing countries, China’s membership in the WTO means the inclusion of a strong voice that will make it possible to level the playing field, to their benefit.


Reforming the UN System (La reforma del sistema de Las Naciones Unidas)

This work examines the main arguments for and against multilateral cooperation for development, with particular attention to international industrial development during the post Cold War era.


Updating and fleshing out the development agenda (Actualizando y enriqueciendo la agenda para el desarrollo)

Contributions and Procedures from the 2nd Venice Meeting

In a large number of countries, where the majority of the population barely earns a living wage, the success or failure of the economic agenda has a strong influence on the destiny of the political agenda, the quality of the democratic system and social potential for growth.


El rol del estado y la política industrial de los ’90 (The role of the State and Industrial Policy of the 90s)

Preliminary contributions for an inconclusive discussion. From a contemporary analytic perspective, it is possible to highlight a dilemma common to every type of social organization:  How does the State compromise individual freedoms in defense of the rights of society as a whole?


Argentina’s ambassador to Brazil. After 20 years, I have returned to the national government. Over the past decade (2006-15), my work has focused on the private sector and academia. I founded Foresight 2020 and Global Business Development Network; I served on the boards of directors and committees of businesses and NGOs in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and I was named Senior Associated Member (Saint Anthony´s College, Oxford) and Senior Fellow (Chong Yang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China) of educational institutions. Previously, I was elected twice by an international committee as the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (1997-05, ONUDI). I was also Argentina’s Secretary of Industry and its Economic and Trade Representative in Washington DC (1993-97).


Carlos Magariños was the director general of UNIDO for two consecutive periods. He was chosen for this position in open, independent elections held among over 170 member states. During the 8 years he headed UNIDO, he managed a USD1.3 billion portfolio. The successful implementation of reforms under his leadership led to 150% growth in voluntary contributions.