Monday, May 12, 2014

Views on the State of the Cuban Political Economy From the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy

The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, a non-profit, non-political organization that pursues the study of Cuba in a broad sense, with particular emphasis on the financial, economic, social, legal and environmental aspects of Cuba today, has recently posted several interesting and useful essays to its Blog Site, links to which are provided here:

Recent Developments in Cuban Public Finance by Ernesto Hernández-Catá
Ernesto Hernandez-Cata analyzes recent Cuban budgetary data and uncovers both good and bad news. [More]

Una Cuba Sin Venezuela by Rolando Castaneda
Rolando Castañeda comenta sobre estimaciones de Pavel Vidal acerca del impacto de la posible disolución de la estrecha relación económica entre Cuba y Venezuela. Castañeda menciona que la metodología utilizada por Vidal puede estar subestimando el impacto. [More]

Cuba's Growth Strategy Features Human Capital and Foreign Investment - May it Work? by Luis R. Luis
This post gauges Cuba's growth prospects against the government's own goals paying special attention to the use of human capital and foreign investment. Using a model the author is able to carry out simulations under alternative assumptions regarding savings, non-tourism services exports and foreign investment. [More]

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