Cuba Today: Economic Reforms after Castro

JUN 04, 2018 | 4:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


June 04, 2018: 4:00 PM




"Current Macroeconomic and Social Situation and Prospects under Díaz-Canel" *

Carmelo Mesa-Lago (Ph.D., Cornell University) is distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, a visiting professor, researcher and lecturer in 40 countries, and the author of 92 books and 300 articles published in 7 languages in 34 countries. Past President of the Latin American Studies Association, member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and of editorial boards of six academic journals. International Labor Organization Prize on Decent Work shared with Nelson Mandela.

"Prospects for Cuban Agriculture under a New Leadership"

Mario González-Corzo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is associate professor at the Department of Economics at Lehman College, CUNY, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in economics and finance. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University. His research and areas of specialization include Cuba’s post-Soviet economic transformations, the role of remittances in the Cuban economy, and Cuba’s banking and agricultural sectors. Dr. González-Corzo is a contributing editor for the section on Cuban political economy and economics of the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) published by the Library of Congress. He is also a research associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami (FL).


* This presentation will be in Spanish

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