2014 Colloquium on the Cuban Economy: Recent Trends and Developments


Session 1: Economic Dynamics in Today’s Cuba

Foreign Direct Investment and the Update of the Cuban Economic Model
Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, University of Havana, CEEC

Economic Planning in Cuba: Ties and Prospects
Oscar Fernandez Estrada, University of Havana

Towards a New Industrial Policy in Cuba
Ricardo Torres, University of Havana, CEEC

From Planning to Market: A Framework for Cuba
Mauricio Font, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

Session 2: Institutional Reforms

Knowledge and Development: Science, Technology and Higher Education in Cuba
Juan Triana Cordoví, University of Havana, CEEC

The Current Transformation in Cuba from a Territorial Perspective
Patricia Ramos, University of Havana

Cuban Company Links
Ileana Díaz , University of Havana, CEEC

Non-State Enterprises in Cuba: Innovative or Rent Seeking?
Saira Pons, University of Havana, CEEC

Session 3: Cuba and the World: The External Sector

Change and Continuity in Cuban Diplomacy after 2008
Carlos Alzugaray, Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC); Revista Temas

Cuba: External Sector and International Economic Re-Insertion
Antonio Romero, University of Havana, (CIEI)

Exchange Rate Unification: The Case of Cuba from an International Perspective
Augusto de la Torre, The World Bank

Currency Reform and Pricing and Salary Policy
Pavel Vidal Alejandro, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia

Session 4: Agricultural Transformation

Cuba’s Tobacco Agro-Industry and Global Value Chains
Lázaro Peña, University of Havana, CIEI

The Cooperative Movement in the Cuban Economy
Armando Nova, University of Havana, CEEC

New Forms of Agricultural Commercialization in Cuba
Mario González-Corzo, Lehman College, CUNY