The Jorge Pérez-López Student Prize
One of the cornerstones of ASCE’s outreach to young scholars is the Jorge Pérez-López Student Prize, which awards the author of the best undergraduate and graduate paper on Cuban economic issues with the following:
- a cash award,
- travel and lodging costs to attend and present their work at ASCE’s annual conference,
- one year of ASCE membership, and
- publication in Cuba in Transition.
The student prize competition is open to students around the world and is judged by a panel of professors in ASCE under blind review.
The past and current reviewers are:
- Enrique Pumar (the Catholic University of America)
- José Álvarez (University of Florida)
- Roger Betancourt (University of Maryland)
- Alfred G. Cuzán (University of West Florida)
- Maria Dolores Espino (St. Thomas University)
- Mario Gonzalez-Corzo (CUNY-Lehman College)
- Ted Henken (CUNY- Baruch College)
- Luis R. Luis (International Research & Strategy Associates LLC, retired)
- Lorenzo Perez (International Monetary Fund)
- Jorge Luis Romeu (Syracuse University)
- Joseph Scarpaci (West Liberty University)
- Elaine Scheye (The Scheye Group Ltd.)
- Mauricio Solaún (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
- Carmelo Mesa-Lago (University of Pittsburgh)
- Michael Strauss (Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Strategiques, France)
The Committee members who will choose the best papers are: Mario González-Corzo (Lehman College and CUNY, New York), Dolores Espino (Florida International University), and Carmelo Mesa-Lago (University of Pittsburgh).
Anyone can nominate original papers authored by undergraduate and graduate students in good standing. The papers should address topics related to Cuba’s domestic issues, its foreign relations, Cuban-Americans or Cuba in comparative perspective.