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

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

by Jorge I. Domínguez
     
 

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.

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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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Editorial Reviews

Choice - Patrice M. Franko
This rich compilation is essential reading for all looking to understand Cuba's growth record as well as its economic sustainability in a globalized economic terrain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674062436
Publisher:
Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Publication date:
03/26/2012
Series:
David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies, #29
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
967,564
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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

Lorena Barberia is Program Associate at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Dwight H. Perkins is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

Dani Rodrik is Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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