My presentation on this panel is entitled The Algorithms of Ideology in Economic Planning: A Critical Look at Cuba’s National Economic and Social Development Plan 2030, With a Focus on the Pharma Sector. The paper considers the Conceptualización del modelo económico y social Cubano de desarrollo socialista: Plan nacional de desarrollo económico y social hasta 2030: Propuesta de vision de la nación, ejes y sectores estratégicos in which the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress posited that development can be better managed by rejecting the central role of markets, and substituting state planning in its place, taking an all around view of economic planning as inextricably bound up in social, political and cultural progress of a nation. The resulting structural proposal suggests behavior and choice algorithms with interesting implications even if only partially realized. This Conference draft is meant to spark conversation; it is very much a work (and thought process) in progress around a central insight of the algorithmic qualities of central planning models and its utility in that form as a regulatory tool.
The abstract and Introduction follow. The Conference Draft may be accessed HERE.