Below are hyperlinks to presentations at a conference in Havana in April 25-26 on policy possibilities for the Cuban economy and potential insights from the experiences of other countries including Sweden, Brazil, Vietnam and China. The original links are at the web site of NUPI, the Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt, here: Policy Options for Cuba.
Policy Options for Cuba’s Development: Preparing for the Post-Embargo Era
This project aims at supporting the work of Cuban economists and social scientists – those living in Cuba and abroad – who have argued for substantial economic reform and new socio-development strategies.
Morten Skumsrud Andersen2
Claes Brundenius, Professor, Lund University
The final conference of phase 2 of this project took place in Havana on April 25th and 26th 2013. All presentations from this conference can be downloaded below.
1. Welcome Remarks (eng) – Castellacci6
2. The updating of the Cuban Economic Model (spa) – Pérez Villanueva7
3. Economic Development in Cuba (eng) – Torres Pérez8
4. Reforms in Cuba in light of experiences from China and Vietnam (spa) – De Miranda Parrondo9
5. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs: Can the Cuban Reform Process Learn from Vietnam? (eng) – Brundenius10
6. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Case of University Start Up Companies in China (eng) – Li11
7. Innovation, Absorptive Capacity and Growth Heterogeneity: Cuba in a Latin American Perspective (1970–2010) (eng) – Castellacci and Natera12
8. Institutions and innovation in the process of economic change (eng) – Alonso13
9. Challenges for an Efficient Cuban Economy in Times of Increasing Heterogeneity and Uncertainties (eng) – Fernández Estrada14
10. Towards a new taxation in Cuba (spa) – Pons Pérez15
11. The key to inclusive economic groth in Cuba (spa) – Sagebien16
12. The politics of Science, Technology and Innovation in Cuba (spa) – Núñez Jover17
13. Main problems for innovation in Cuban enterprises18
14. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Local Development in the university centers of Santiago de Cuba (eng) – Sayous and Soler19
15. Structural change in Brazil – A Latin American Experience (spa) – Vasconcelos20
16. The Swedish Innovation System: The Role of Government and its Support to SMEs (eng) – Schwaag Serger21