Conference on Cuban economy begins today

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ASCECUBA STANDARD — The annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) begins today in Miami.

Under the title “Cuba’s Perplexing Changes”, the two-and-half-day conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel will feature a record number of presenters from Cuba, including Miriam Celaya (14yMedio), attorneys Jesús Bu Macheco and Rolando Anillo, Rodolfo Stusser (Institutos Nacionales de Salud), Eduardo López Bastida (University Cienfuegos), Dariela Aquique Luna and Vicente Morín Aguado (Havana Times), Yaremis Flores (CubaLex), and writer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo.

The first day features, among others, a dialogue with a panel of Cuban entrepreneurs.

In all, more than 1oo presenters will talk about a variety of topics.

Panels include discussions on the political and social implications of economic changes in Cuba, the new foreign investment law, the Mariel port project, property rights, labor rights, exchange rate policies, medical service exports, housing and sustainable development, political opposition, civil society, entrepreneurship, and self-employment.

The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy is a non-profit, non-political organization incorporated in Maryland in 1990. ASCE is affiliated with the American Economic Association and the Allied Social Sciences Association. It defines as its primary mission to “study the transition to a free market economy and open society in Cuba.”

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