The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development

Citation:

Domínguez JI, Villanueva OEP, Barberia L ed. The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development. Cambridge: Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; 2017.
The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development

Abstract:

Cuba’s economy has grown hardly at all during Raúl Castro’s presidency (2006-2016), hit by the economic collapse of its Venezuelan partner and burdened by a legacy of decayed infrastructure, a bankrupt sugar industry, and stagnant agriculture. This book diagnoses the ills that afflict Cuba’s economy and examines possible economic policy changes in seven areas: macroeconomic policy, central planning, role of small and medium private enterprises, nonagricultural cooperatives, financing options for the new private sector, state enterprise management, and relations with international financial institutions. Cuban economists are the authors of these seven chapters, whose combined import is further considered in introductory and concluding chapters. The book stems from over a decade of scholarly collaboration with Harvard scholars, anchored in a series of workshops held over the years in Cambridge and Havana.

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