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Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 28: The Cuban Economy: Recent Trends

This publication examines the contemporary state of Cuba’s economy at a time of great transformation. Using econometric and other macroeconomic analysis tools, its authors have taken advantage of the recent availability of official economic statistics to offer new insights into longstanding questions about Cuba’s economic behavior. These essays compliment recent works by Cuban economists published by the Latin American Program, analyzing the behavior of Cuba’s foreign sector, the dilemmas of monetary policy (in particular the two-currency system), and the state of Cuba’s agriculture.


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José Raúl Perales

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more