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.
About the Author
Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva is Professor in the Department of Economics and a Researcher at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana.
Mayra Espina Prieto is Professor and Researcher at Centro de Investigaciones Psicológicas y Sociológicas (CIPS), Havana, Cuba.
Lorena Barberia is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo.
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, Harvard University.
Table of Contents
On the Brink of Change: Cuba's Economy and Society at the Start of the 2010s Jorge I. Domínguez 1
I Igniting Domestic Economic Growth
1 The Cuban Economy: An Evaluation and Proposals for Necessary Policy Changes Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva 21
2 Monetary Duality in Cuba: Initial Stages and Future Prospects Pavel Vidal Alejandro 39
Commentary: The Importance of the Right Incentives Dani Rodrik 55
3 Cuban Agriculture in the "Special Period" and Necessary Transformations Armando Nova González 59
4 Cuban Agriculture Reforms after 2007 Armando Nova González 75
Commentary: A Comparative View of Cuban Agricultural Institutions and Reforms Dwight H. Perkins 107
II Opportunities for Outward-Oriented Growth
5 Cuban Monetary Policy and the Global Crisis Pavel Vidal Alejandro 115
6 Cuba's Agricultural Sector and Its External Links Anicia García Álvarez 137
7 Foreign Direct Investment in China, Vietnam, and Cuba: Pertinent Experiences for Cuba Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva 193
Commentary: Cuba and the Challenges of Globalization Pedro Monreal González 227
Commentary: A View from the East: Trade, Investment, and Economic Reform Regina Abrami 237
Commentary: The Cuban Advantage Sergio Silva-Castañeda 243
III Ensuring Equity and Social Mobility
Introductory Note: The Social Mobility Perspective and Its Usefulness for the Analysis of Inequality and Social Policy in Cuba Mayra Espina Prieto 251
8 Structural Change and Routes of Social Mobility in Today's Cuba: Patterns, Profiles, and Subjectivities Mayra Espina Prieto Viviana Togores González 261
9 Geography and Habitat: Dimensions of Equity and Social Mobility in Cuba Lucy Martín Posada Lilia Núñez Moreno 291
Commentary: Is Cuba Becoming More Latin American? Elisa Reis Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva 321
Editors and Contributors 329