Whither the Cuban Econ­omy after Recov­ery? The Reform Process, Upgrad­ing Strate­gies and the Ques­tion of Transition

October 16, 2002 - 5:00 PM

Claes Brun­de­nius
Asso­ciate Senior Pro­fes­sor, Cen­ter of Devel­op­ment Research (Copen­hagen, Den­mark)
Claes Brun­de­nius has been an Asso­ciate Senior Pro­fes­sor at the Cen­ter for Devel­op­ment Research since 1997. He is at present work­ing on prob­lems of eco­nomic restruc­tur­ing in tran­si­tion economies, notably Cuba, Viet­nam and China. Between 1976 and 1996 he was Research Fel­low (and between 1987 and 1992 Deputy Direc­tor) at the Research Pol­icy Insti­tute of Lund Uni­ver­sity, Swe­den, where he was direct­ing stud­ies on Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Poli­cies in the Third World. He has a Ph.D in Eco­nomic His­tory from Lund Uni­ver­sity and has also done under­grad­u­ate stud­ies at Bran­deis Uni­ver­sity, USA.

He has been serv­ing on var­i­ous Research Coun­cils and Edi­to­r­ial Boards and is at present mem­ber of the Ref­er­ence Group of the Swedish Research Coun­cil for Devel­op­ment Research and of the Edi­to­r­ial Board of the Euro­pean Jour­nal of Devel­op­ment Research.

He has writ­ten exten­sively on prob­lems of devel­op­ing coun­tries and his books include:
Glob­al­iza­tion and Third World Social­ism: Cuba and Viet­nam (with John Weeks), Pal­grave, Lon­don and New York, 2001. Recon­struc­tion or Destruc­tion? Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy at Stake in Tran­si­tion Economies (with Bo Görans­son and Prasada Reddy), Uni­ver­si­ties Press/Orient Long­man, Hyder­abad and Lon­don, 1999. New Tech­nolo­gies and Global Restruc­tur­ing. The Third World at a Cross­roads (with Bo Görans­son), Tay­lor Gra­ham, Lon­don, 1993. The Cuban Econ­omy. Mea­sure­ment and Analy­sis of Social­ist Per­for­mance (with Andrew Zim­bal­ist), Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity Press, Bal­ti­more and Lon­don, 1989. Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Cuba. The Chal­lenge of Eco­nomic Growth with Equity, West­view Press, Boul­der, 1984.