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Series on Latin American Studies 33

The Cuban Economy in a New Era

An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development

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$29.99 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674980358

Publication Date: 01/08/2018

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182 pages

6 x 9 inches

11 black and white illustrations, 2 tables

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With the passing of Fidel Castro and the reestablishment of U.S.–Cuban relations, Cuba is poised for major change—but towards what? In The Cuban Economy in a New Era, we get a rare glimpse from the inside. Ten leading scholars from the island discuss critical factors in that transformation, including the major economic reforms to date, the key players (from new cooperatives to the emerging private sector), and the role of the formal financial sector and the challenges of innovation and planning. In the process, we get an invaluable first-hand view of how the Cuban economy really functions. To cap it all, as bookends, two long-time Cuban analysts, Harvard’s acclaimed Jorge Domínguez and Lorena Barberia of the Universidade de São Paulo, put this in perspective for us. This book is a key contribution, at precisely the right time.—Michael Chu, Harvard Business School, and Managing Director and Co-Founder, IGNIA Partners LLC

This is an excellent volume that profoundly analyzes Raúl Castro’s economic reforms, including the documents of the VII PCC Congress in 2016, with solid and balanced evaluations of performance, and sound recommendations for the future.—Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh

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