Ricardo is an Argentine economist with vast international experience, with degrees from the University of Tucuman, the University of Cuyo, and the University of Minnesota. During his career as a practicing economist, he has received honors from The Estirpe Foundation, the Tucuman Foundation, the Economics department at the University of Tucuman. He was named Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of Argentina and is a member if the Iberian American Forum. He has also given numerous speeches, presentations, and dissertations around the globe at leading universities, including Harvard, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, and Bocconi.
Ricardo has been an economic advisor to various companies and governments around the world and has represented Argentina at the Board of the International Monetary Fund and the G20. While at the IMF, he also was charged with creating an expert group to evaluate the efficiency of their Surveillance process.
Ricardo is the founding partner of Arriazu Macro analysts (formerly Arriazu and Associates), a firm specializing in international economic and financial research and analysis with clientele in Argentina as well as other countries, He has also served as a member of the Board of Bansud (Argentina), Banacci (Mexico), as well a member of the International Advisory Board of the Nasdaq and Sonae (Portugal).
He has authored more than 40 books and articles.