The Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-First Century

The Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-First Century

by Jorge I. Domínguez, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674017986

ISBN-13: 9780674017986

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank


How can Cuba address the challenges of economic development and transformation that have bedeviled so many Latin American and Eastern European countries? What are the universally common macroeconomic and societal challenges it faces and the specific peculiarities that have emerged after a decade-long transformation of its economy? For the Cuban and American social…  See more details below

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How can Cuba address the challenges of economic development and transformation that have bedeviled so many Latin American and Eastern European countries? What are the universally common macroeconomic and societal challenges it faces and the specific peculiarities that have emerged after a decade-long transformation of its economy? For the Cuban and American social scientists and policy experts writing in this timely and provocative volume, the answer lies in examining Cuba's development trajectory by delving into issues ranging from the political economy of reform to their impact on specific sectors including export development, foreign direct investment, and U.S.-Cuba trade. Moreover, the volume also draws attention to the intersection between economic reform and societal dynamics by exploring changes in household consumption, socio-economic mobility, as well as remittances and their effects, while remaining steadfast in its focus on their policy implications for Cuba's future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674017986
Publisher:
Inter-American Development Bank
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Cuban economy at the start of the twenty-first century : an introductory analysis1
Ch. 2Cuba's economic transition : successes, deficiencies, and challenges17
Ch. 3The Cuban economy today and its future challenges49
Ch. 4Globalization and the dilemmas of Cuba's economic trajectories91
Ch. 5Challenges of Cuba's insertion in Caribbean-U.S. trade119
Ch. 6The role of foreign direct investment in economic development : the Cuban experience161
Commentary : economic reforms in China and Vietnam : are there lessons for Cuba?199
Ch. 7Social effects of economic adjustment : equality, inequality and trends toward greater complexity in Cuban society209
Ch. 8Consumption, markets, and monetary duality in Cuba245
Commentary : the end of egalitarianism? : economic inequality and the future of social policy in Cuba297
Ch. 9Transnational networks and norms, remittances, and the transformation of Cuba319
Ch. 10Remittances to Cuba : an evaluation of Cuban and U.S. government policy measures353

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