JOSE D. ACOSTA had a long career at the Organization of American States, where he was both a tax policy economist and a lawyer. He retired in 1989 as Director of the Department of General Legal Services, Secretariat of Legal Affairs, after serving as a Principal Economist in the joint tax program OAS/IDB/ ECLA. He has a Doctorate of Law from the Universidad de la Habana and did graduate work in economics at the Universidad de Villanueva and at The George Washington University. He was a Senior Partner at Bufete de Machado in La Habana and a Professor of Law and Economics at the Universidad de Villanueva, La Habana.
JOSE ALVAREZ is Professor, Food and Research Economics Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, where he works as the Area Economist at the Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, Florida. He has been traveling to Cuba in the past few years as one of the principal investigators in two grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study Cuban agriculture and the potential economic impact on the agricultural economies of Florida and Cuba after the lifting of the U.S. economic embargo. He earned a B.A. in Economics (1971) and M.S. (1974) and Ph.D. (1977) in Food and Resource Economics all from the University of Florida.
UVA DE ARAGON is Acting Director of the Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University. She has published 9 books of poetry, short stories and essays, among them El caimán ante el espejo: Un ensayo de interpretación de lo cubano (Miami: Ediciones Universal, 1994) and Alfonso Hernández-Catá: Un escritor cubano, salamantino y universal (Salamanca: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 1996), and has received several literary awards in the United States, Latin America and Europe. A seasoned journalist, she writes a weekly column for Diario las Américas. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Miami.
ROGER R. BETANCOURT is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland-College Park. He has been a Visiting Professor and Scholar at the University of Washington and at INSEAD (Fountainbleau, France). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison..
TEO A. BABUN, JR. Is President of Cuba-Caribbean Development Co., Ltd. He is an Electrical Engineer and Business Management graduate of Michigan Technological University. He is the author of Cuba Sea & Air Transportation, a report dealing with infrastructure issues in Cuba and of Cuba Infrastructure & Opportunities, a report dealing with ten key industries in Cuba. His most recent project is The Business Guide to Cuba, published by the Miami Herald Publishing Co.
RICHARD N. BROWN is Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Washington, D.C. He is a specialist on Caribbean Basin agricultural production and trade and related issues and has been the USDA coordinator on a series of cooperative research agreements with the University of Florida’s International Agricultural Trade and Development Center studying Cuba’s agricultural sector.
JULIE MARIE BUNCK is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville. She is the author of Fidel Castro and the Quest for Revolutionary Culture in Cuba and co-author of Law, Power and the Sovereign State (both Pennsylvania State University Press). She spent seven months in Vietnam in 1995.
NESTOR CARBONELL CORTINA is Vice President of PepsiCo, with global responsibility for government, institutional and external affairs. Forced into exile in 1960, he represented the Cuban Revolutionary Council before the OAS and coordinated the diplomatic strategy which led to the expulsion of the Castro regime from the inter-American system. He holds a Doctor of Law degree from the Universidad de Villanueva (La Habana) and an LLM degree from Harvard. He is the author of several books and publications on Cuba, including El Espíritu de la Constiución de 1940, And the Russians Stayed, and Por la Libertad de Cuba: Una Historia Inconclusa.
RODOLFO A. CARRANDI is currently an international consultant specializing in financial aspects of development projects. He worked for the Inter-American Development Bank from 1961 to 1989. Prior to that, he was an official of the BANFAIC in Cuba.
ROLANDO H. CASTAÑEDA is currently a Senior Operations Officer working with Chile and Perú at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he has held different positions since 1974. Before joining the IDB, he worked as an economist at the Organization of American States; the Rockefeller Foundation at the University of Cali, Colombia; the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras; and the Puerto Rico Planning Board. He holds an M.A. and is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, concentrating in monetary policy and econometrics.
YOSEM E. COMPANYS graduated from Yale University in 1996 with a B.A. degree in Economics. His research has concentrated on financial sector reform in Cuba.
NICOLAS CRESPO is the founder and President of The Phoenix Hospitality and Consulting Corporation and Latin America Hospitality and Consulting. The firm provides consulting services to the Hospitality Industry in a variety of fields. Previously Mr.
Crespo held positions as Vice President Development for Latin America and the Caribbean for Holiday Inns, Inc. and Senior Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean for The Sheraton Corporation. Mr. Crespo is a graduate in Commercial Sciences from the Universidad de la Habana. His last employment in Cuba was as Controller of the then Havana Hilton Hotel.
LARRY DALEY is Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in Plant Germplasm Biochemistry and Biophysics. Earlier in his career, he held teaching positions at the University of North Texas and at East Texas State University. Born in England, Daley lived in Cuba from 1948 to 1961 in the family lands between the Guamá and Bayamo rivers in Oriente Province. During the revolution, he fought as a soldier in an assault battalion of Column 1 in the Sierra Maestra. He resigned from the rebel army in January 1959 and arrested by the government in April 1961; he was allowed to leave Cuba after mediation by the British Embassy and has not returned since then. He attended the Universidad de la Habana (Ingeniería Agronómica), University of Florida, Purdue University, and the University of California at Riverside, receiving his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics as the University of California at Davis. He also conducted postdoctoral studies at Queens University in Canada, the University of Georgia, and the Boyce Thomson Institute in Yonkers, New York.
SERGIO DIAZ-BRIQUETS is a Vice President of Casals and Associates, a Washington-based consulting firm. He was Research Director of the Congressional Committee for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development, and earlier held appointments with the International Development Research Centre, Population Reference Bureau, and Duquesne University. He has published numerous articles and books dealing with Cuba and is co-author of The Environmental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba (forthcoming). He received a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania.
MAIDA DONATE-ARMADA is currently a counselor for “at risk” students in Miami, a program of the Cuban American National Council, Inc. She recently completed the book Suicide in Miami and Cuba (forthcoming from the Cuban American National Council). Prior to coming to the United States in 1993, she held a number of positions, including Director of Research of the Instituto Cubano de la Demanda Interna. She earned B.A.s in History and Sociology and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Uni-versidad de la Habana.
ALEJANDRO FERRATE is an associate in Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge’s Corporate and Energy Groups. He concentrates on international business transactions, Latin American business development, and special projects, including the firm’s Cuba Project. Mr. Ferraté has published several law review articles on foreign investment and privatization in Latin America. He received a B.A. degree from Roanoke College (1991) and J.D. degree from George Mason School of Law (1995).
RENE GOMEZ MANZANO, an attorney, is President of the Corriente Agramontista. He is a member of the Cuban Dissidence Task Group, which issued the document La patria es de todos (The Homeland Belongs to Us All), for which he was jailed by the Cuban Government together with Vladimiro Roca, Félix Bonne Carcassés and Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello. Gómez Manzano was in jail in Cuba at the time his paper was presented at ASCE’s Seventh Annual Meeting.
GERARDO GONZALEZ is Professor of Economics at the Universidad Interamericana, Puerto Rico. He is an specialist on economic and international relations of Cuba and the Caribbean. His articles have appeared in specialized journals in Latin America, the United States and Europe. He is the author of The Caribbean and the Foreign Policy of Cuba (Dominican Republic, 1991) and co-author of Popular Participation and Development in Cuban Municipalities (Venezuela, 1994).
MIGUEL GONZALEZ-PANDO attended graduate school at Harvard University. Since 1973, he has been a faculty member at Florida International University, where he directs the Cuban Living History Project. He is the author of several books and documentaries on the Cuban exile experience.
ERNESTO HERNANDEZ-CATA is currently Deputy Director of the African Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF). Previously, he served as Deputy Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department and of the European II Department (in charge of relations with Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union) and held other positions at the IMF and at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He received a License from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (1967) and M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1974) in economics from Yale University.
ARTIMUS KEIFFER is Assistant Professor, Geography Department, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis.
JUAN J. LOPEZ is Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago. He specializes in Latin American politics and political economy of development. He has published on Argentinean politics and political economy of development. His current research includes the politics of economic development in Latin America, transition to democracy in Cuba, and democratic governability in Latin America. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
ALBERTO LUZARRAGA is a Cuban banker and lawyer with more than 30 years of varied international experience in the commercial and investment banking business. During his career he has held high positions with the Chase Manhattan Bank and American Express Bank in New York and Continental Bank. In his latest position, Mr. Luzárraga was Chairman of the Board of Continental Bank International in New York and developed the program for investment in privatized companies. Mr. Luzárraga currently heads his own firm, the Amerinvest Group, a company specialized in equity investments. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Law from the Universidad de Villanueva (La Habana) and an MBA from the University of Miami.
MANUEL MADRID-ARIS is an engineer and economist. He is currently an international economic and environmental consultant specializing in Latin America. He is also an Associate Researcher at the NIAD Center, University of California, Los Angeles. He holds an Engineering degree from the Universidad Técnica Santa María de Chile and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California.
ALBERTO MARTINEZ-PIEDRA is Professor of Economics at the Catholic University of America. He was U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the Organization of American States with the rank of Personal Ambassador (1982-84), U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala (1984-87) and Special Assistant on Latin American Affairs to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (1987-88). His research interests include ethics in business and economics, economic development and history of economic thought. He received a degree in Political Economy at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1957) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University (1962).
WILLIAM A. MESSINA, JR., is Executive Coordinator, International Agricultural Trade and Development Center (IATDC), Department of Resource Economics, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Mr. Messina is also the principal investigator and project director of IAT-DC’s comprehensive research initiative to study Cuba’s agricultural sector and the potential impact on the agricultural economies of Florida, Cuba and the United States of the lifting of the U.S. embargo funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University (1976) and an M.S. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida (1989).
GEORGE PLINIO MONTALVAN is currently an international economic and management consultant working principally with Inter-American Development Bank. He was previously Chief Economist at the Organization of American States and conducted research at the Brookings Institution. He edited several volumes of Cuba in Transition, the papers and proceedings of ASCE’s annual meeting, and is the author of numerous publications, among them Latin America: The Hardware and Software Markets (INTERSOL, 1991) and Promoting Investment and Exports in the Caribbean (Organization of American States, 1989). He holds a B.A. and M.A. and is a Ph.D. candidate in economics from The George Washington University.
SANTOS NEGRON DIAZ is President of Ecoplan, Inc., a recently established firm engaged in economic analysis and strategic planning located in Puerto Rico. Before retiring from public service in August 1995, he was Vice President and Director of the Office of Economic Analysis and Research of the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico (19891995), Director of the Economic and Social Planning Area of the Puerto Rico Planning Board (19871989) and Professor of Economics Planning at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. He is the author of Análisis de la Literatura Sobre la Situ-ación de la Sociedad Post Industrial (Puerto Rican Chapter of the Club of Rome, 1995) and of the forthcoming Ensayos Económicos de Dos Décadas.
LORENZO L. PEREZ is Assistant Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF). Previously, he served in the IMF’s Exchange and Trade Relations Department and the European Department, and held positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
JORGE F. PEREZ-LOPEZ is an international economist with the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor. He is the author of Cu-ba’s Second Economy: From Behind the Scenes to Center Stage (Transaction Publishers, 1995) and co-author of The Environmental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba (forthcoming). He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
SATURNINO LUCIO II is one of the founders of the law firm Lucio, Mandler, Croland, Bronstein, Garbett, Stiphany & Martinez, Miami, Florida. He graduated from Harvard College (B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1976) and Harvard Law School (J.D. CumLaude, 1979). His practice consists of domestic and international corporate law, finance, mergers and acquisitions; federal and state bank regulation and lending; offshore and inbound investment (including privatizations and debt/equity swaps), contracting, distribution, trade, countertrade and licensing; and federal, state and foreign tax planning.
JOSEPH M. PERRY is Professor of Economics and Chairperson of the Department of Economics and Geography at the University of North Florida, where he has been a faculty member since 1971. He was previously a member of the economics faculty of the University of Florida. Dr. Perry received his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 1966, after completing undergraduate studies at Emory University and Georgia State University. His recent research has focused on regional economic development, with specific reference to Central American and Caribbean nations, and their trade relationships with the United States.
ENRIQUE S. PUMAR is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate International Relations Program, Department of Politics, Catholic University, and a Senior Policy Analyst at EDS Government Consulting Group.
WILLARD RADELL is Professor of Economics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches managerial economics. His Ph.D. dissertation (1980) at the University of Illinois was titled “Scale Effects of Seasonal Production in the U.S. Raw Cane Sugar Industry.” His papers have appeared in The Journal of Developing Areas, Cuban Studies, World Development, Scholars, and Industrial Crisis Quarterly.
MARTHA BEATRIZ ROQUE CABELLO is Director, Instituto Cubano de Economistas Independi-entes (ICEI), La Habana, Cuba. She is a member of the Cuban Dissidence Task Group, which issued the document La patria es de todos (The Homeland Belongs to Us All), for which she was jailed by the Cuban Government together with Vladimiro Roca, René Gómez Manzano and Félix Bonne Carcassés. Roque Cabello was in jail in Cuba at the time her paper was read at ASCE’s Seventh Annual Meeting.
JAMES E. ROSS is Courtesy Professor and Program Advisor, International Agricultural Trade and Development Center (IATDC), Department of Food and Resource Economics, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, University of Florida. Dr. Ross is retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service and has been involved in IATDC’s research initiative on Cuban agriculture since its inception.
FREDERICK S. ROYCE is Graduate Research Associate, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida. Mr. Royce holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Operations Management from the University of Florida and has extensive work experience in Central America and the Caribbean. He has conducted a total of eight weeks of intensive field research in Cuba.
HECTOR SAEZ is Assistant Professor of Economics at Wagner College, Staten Island, New York.
JULIA SAGEBIEN is an Associate Professor at the School of Business Administration, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has lectured extensively on the subject of Canada-Cuba commercial relations and has acted on an advisory capacity to the Canadian Government. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Cuban Studies and Business Quarterly.
JORGE A. SANGUINETTY is founder and President of DevTech Systems, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based international and domestic economic consulting firm. He has over 30 years’ experience in research, teaching, management and consulting in economic policy design and implementation at the macro and sectorial levels. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York.
CARLOS SEIGLIE is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.
MAURICIO SOLAUN is a Professor of Latin American social and political institutions at the University of Illinois. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua from September 1977 to February 1979, the first Cuban-American to serve as U.S Ambassador. Among his published books are Sinners and Heretics:The Politics of Military Intervention Latin America, Discrimination with Violence: Miscegenation and Racial Conflict in Latin America and Politics of Compromise: Coalition Government in Colombia. He holds degrees in law, economics and sociology from the Universidad de Villanueva, Cuba, Yale University and the University of Chicago, respectively.
JEFFREY W. STEAGALL is Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the International Business Studies Program at the University of North Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1990. His undergraduate studies were completed at St. Norbert College. Dr. Steagall is an international trade and finance specialist, with a particular interest in the trade relationships of developing countries.
CHARLES SUDDABY is currently associated with The Economics Planning Group of Canada. He has spent considerable time in Cuba conducting economic research and authored the first comprehensive report on the island’s tourism industry in 1994. Since then, he has completed other assignments relating to the structure and performance of the industry, including studies of proposed new hotel rooms. In addition to his work in Cuba, Mr. Suddaby has provided consulting expertise to lenders, developers and operators of tourism facilities throughout the Caribbean, as well as elsewhere in the world.
RICARDO L. TEJADA is currently an international economist with The World Bank working on rural financial reform in Latin America. Prior to that, he was Special Assistant to the Chief Economist at the United States Department of Labor and worked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on matters related to the economic transition of Central and Eastern Europe. He holds an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1995) and a B.A. in International Economics from the American University of Paris (1990).
MATIAS F. TRAVIESO-DIAZ is a partner in Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge, a 250-lawyer firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York City and Northern Virginia. He has published a book on the changes that will be required in Cuba’s legal system during its free-market transition entitled The Laws and Legal System of a Free-Market Cuba (Quorum Books, 1996) and numerous law review articles, papers and newspaper columns on matters related to Cuba’s transition to a free-market democratic society. The recipient of B.S. (1966) and M.S. (1967) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami, he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University (1971) and a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School (1976).
MARIA C. WERLAU is Owner/President of Orbis, S.A., incorporated in Chile, operating in the United States as Orbis International. The firm provides diverse consulting services related to multinational business and international relocation in Latin America. A former Second Vice-President of the Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., she holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Masters in International Relations from the Universidad de Chile.
LOUIS A. WOODS is Professor of Geography and Economics at the University of North Florida, where he has been a faculty member since 1972. Dr. Woods received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972, after completing undergraduate studies in Geography at Jacksonville University. He completed postgraduate work in Economics at East Carolina University. His recent research has focused on the determinants of regional economic development, and the constraints imposed by environmental concerns.
We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the continued financial support provided to ASCE’s activities by the following sponsoring members:
Acosta, José D. Law and Economics Consultant Miami, FL
Alonso, José F. USIA (Retired) Washington, DC
Amaro, Nelson R. U. del Valle de Guatemala Guatemala
Asón, Elías R. Empresas Fonalledas San Juan, PR
Batista-Falla, Agustín Neder Finanz NV Paris, France
Betancourt, Roger University of Maryland College Park, MD
Botifoll, Luis J. Republic National Bank Coral Gables, FL
Cueto, Guillermo CUBAWORLD SERVICES, INC. Miami, FL
Delgado, Natalia, Esq. Jenner & Block Chicago, IL
Domínguez, Julio P. Great Eastern Bank of Florida Miami, FL
Espinosa, Juan Carlos University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
Falk, Pamela S. City University of New York New York, NY
Fernández, Carlos J. KPMG Peat Marwick Miami, FL
Fernández-Morrell, Andrés Popular Leasing San Juan, PR
Freer, Robert E. Jr., Esq. Freer & McGarry Washington, DC
García-Aguilera Hamshaw, Carolina C&J Investigations Miami, FL
Gayoso, Antonio World Council of Credit Unions Washington, DC
Giral, Juan A. Consultant Washington, DC
Gutiérrez, Alfredo Morgan Guaranty Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hernández-Catá, Ernesto International Monetary Fund Washington, DC
Linde, Armando International Monetary Fund Washington, DC
López, Roberto I. Citromax Corporation Tampa, FL
Luis, Luis R. Scudder, Stevens & Clark Boston, MA
Luzárraga, Alberto Cuban American Research Group Summit, NJ
Miranda, José E. Kelly Tractor Co. Miami, FL
Morris, Roy Carr, Morris & Graekk, P.C. Washington, DC
O’Connell, Richard Private Investor Paris, France
Padial, Carlos M. Padial & Associates, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA
Palomares, Carlos CITIBANK, Florida Miami, FL
Pérez, Lorenzo International Monetary Fund Washington, DC
Pérez-López, Jorge U.S. Department of Labor Washington, DC
Perry, Joseph M. University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
Pino, Jorge E. META Miami, FL
Pino Cros, Fidel Fidel Pino & Associates Mayaguez, PR
Pinon, Jorge R.
Reich, Ambassador Otto RMA International Inc. Arlington, VA
Roca, Rubén The Rouse Company Columbia, MD
Rodríguez, José Luis Trans-Tech-Ag Corp. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rodríguez, Ricardo Smith Barney New York, NY
Sánchez, Federico F. Interlink Group San Juan, PR
Sánchez, Nicolás College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
Sanguinetty, Jorge Development Technologies Inc. Miami, FL
Seiglie, Carlos & Diana Rutgers University Newark, NJ
Sirven, José Holland & Knight Miami, FL
Vallejo, Jorge I. Vallejo & Vallejo San Juan, PR
Vega, Juan Antonio Sr. Latin Finance, Inc. Coconut Grove, FL
Werlau, María Cañizares Orbis, S.A. Chatham, NJ
ASCE also gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of the following corporate sponsors of the Seventh Annual Meeting:
Citibank Florida Freer & McGarry Law Firm
Cuban Studies Association Kelly Tractor Co.
DevTech Systems, Inc. North-South Center of the University of Miami
Sergio Diaz-Briquets, Casals & Associates Enrique Oliver, Yield Development
Oscar Echevarria, U.S. Investment Corporation Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge
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The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is a non-political, non-partisan, professional association whose main objectives are to promote interest in the study of the Cuban economy in its broadest sense, and to encourage economic scholarship by Cuban Americans and other persons interested in furthering ASCE’s purposes. Of special interest to ASCE is the study of economic and business development issues, legal reform, and social and environmental problems associated with the transition of Cuba to a free-market democracy. Membership is open to all scholars, teachers, students, institutions and other professional individuals interested in the study of the Cuban economy and society.
ASCE was incorporated in the State of Maryland, U.S.A., on August 7, 1990. ASCE is a nonprofit corporation registered as such with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America. Donations and gifts are deductible for tax purposes as established under Section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. ASCE is affiliated with the American Economic Association and the Allied Social Science Associations.
The 1996-1998 ASCE Executive Committee members are:
President: Antonio Gayoso
Immediate Past President: Armando Lago
Treasurer: Ivette Barbeite
Secretary: Steven R. Escobar
At-Large Executive Committee Members:
José D. Acosta Ernesto Hernández-Catá
Sergio Díaz-Briquets Luís Locay
Juan Carlos Espinosa Lorenzo Pérez