The 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy will take place in Miami, Florida 27-29 July 2017. I will be participating in the panel entitled, "Cuban Economic Policies & Growth Strategies." I have already posted the conference draft of my presentation: 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 Conference Draft may be accessed HERE.
This Post includes the PowerPoint of the presentation, as well as some thoughts (Slide 19) about the Cuban experiment's more general implications for trends in global regulatory governance in both the West and for systems like China's Social Credit Program. Comments and conversation most welcome.