Friday, March 18, 2011

Ritter, Perez, & Peters: The State of the Cuban Economy - Inter-American Dialogue and FIU's CRI (Friday, 3/11/11)

What's up with the Cuban economy?

A week ago the Inter-Amerian Dialogue and Florida International University's Cuban Research Institute hosted a one-hour-and-twenty-minute trifecta of presentations by my friends and colleagues Arch Ritter (@ 5:00 minutes on the mp3 linked below), Lorenzo Perez (@ 26:10), and Phil Peters (@ 45:15), followed by a 20 minute Q & A (starting @ 1:02:00 minutes).

Both Ritter and Perez gave Power Points which are also linked below.


The State of the Cuban Economy

By Danielle Nesmith, March 11, 2011

The Inter-American Dialogue and Florida International University ’s Cuban Research Institute co-hosted a discussion on the Cuban economy. The session took place at the Inter-American Dialogue from 8:30a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11.
Cuba experts Lorenzo Perez, Arch Ritter, and Phil Peters, discussed the wide-ranging set of economic reforms proposed by the Raúl Castro government, and the extent to which they are likely to effectively respond to the formidable economic challenges facing the country.

Lorenzo Perez has served as Assistant Director of the IMF Western Hemisphere Department and President of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE); Phil Peters is Vice President of the Lexington Institute and author of the blog, The Cuban Triangle; and Arch Ritter is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs at Carlton University .

For more information, please find a copy of the Power Point presentations given by Arch Ritter and Lorenzo Perez.

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