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Welcome to the official website of:

The Association for the Study
of the Cuban Economy-ASCE


Watch any of our webinars on our YouTube channel, recordings of ASCE annual meetings, or other ASCE-related events such as Carmelo Mesa Lago's latest lecture at FIU.


Brouse ASCE's extensive published output over the years, from academic papers to informative newsletters to topical posts.


One of the cornerstones of ASCE’s outreach to young scholars is the ASCE Student Prize, which awards the author of the best undergraduate and graduate paper on Cuban economic issues with the following:



The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is a non-profit non-political organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to study the structure and operation of the Cuban economy, and the processes of transition to a market economy in Cuba; and to promote scholarship, research, and publications by its members.

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Letter from the ASCE President
Luis Locay 

Welcome to the new and improved ASCE website! We hope you will find the new website informative and easy to navigate. All the content that was on the site before, such as past conference proceedings, webinars, and our blog, is still here. You will also find streamlined procedures for becoming a member, renewing your membership, registering for the annual conference, and donating to ASCE. 

Speaking of our annual conference, ASCE’s 33rd annual meeting was held August 4-6 at the site of last year’s very successful conference – The Law School of Florida International University at the Modesto A. Maidique campus. The conference was co-sponsored by FIU’s Cuban Research Institute. You will find instructions for papers and panel proposals under Conferences/Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals.


This year’s conference proved one of our more consequential ones, as Cuba continues to face its deepest crisis since the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

It was a pleasure and see you all next year.

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