Cuban Economic and Social Development (Paperback)

Policy Reforms and Challenges in the 21st Century (Latin American Studies #29)

By Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva (Editor), Mayra Espina Prieto (Editor), Lorena Barberia (Editor)

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American S, 9780674062436, 338pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2012

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Description

The Cuban economy has been transformed over the course of the last decade, and these changes are now likely to accelerate. In this edited volume, prominent Cuban economists and sociologists present a clear analysis of Cuba's economic and social circumstances and suggest steps for Cuba to reactivate economic growth and improve the welfare of its citizens. These authors focus first on trade, capital inflows, exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policy, and the agricultural sector. In a second section, a multidisciplinary team of sociologists and an economist map how reforms in economic and social policies have produced declines in the social standing of some specific groups and economic mobility for others.

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. Dom nguez, Omar Everleny P rez Villanueva, and Lorena G. Barberia), which is also part of the David Rockefeller Center series.