Cuban Economic and Social Development: Policy Reforms and Challenges in the 21st Century

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Jorge I. Domínguez, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, Lorena Barberia, Mayra Espina Prieto
Harvard University Press, 2012 - Business & Economics - 333 pages

The Cuban economy has been transformed over the course of the last decade, and these changes are now likely to accelerate. In this edited volume, prominent Cuban economists and sociologists present a clear analysis of Cuba's economic and social circumstances and suggest steps for Cuba to reactivate economic growth and improve the welfare of its citizens. These authors focus first on trade, capital inflows, exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policy, and the agricultural sector. In a second section, a multidisciplinary team of sociologists and an economist map how reforms in economic and social policies have produced declines in the social standing of some specific groups and economic mobility for others.

A joint collaboration between scholars at Harvard University and in Cuba, this book includes the same editors and many of the same authors of The Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-First Century (edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, and Lorena G. Barberia), which is also part of the David Rockefeller Center series.

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About the author (2012)

Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Medero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics, Harvard University.

Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva is Professor in the Department of Economics and a Researcher at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy, University of Havana.

Lorena Barberia is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo.

Mayra Espina Prieto is Professor and Researcher at Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas (CIPS), Havana, Cuba.