The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) has released the conference program and links to dozens of Cuba papers on specialized topics as seen later in this article.
The event is held every August in Miami. The information below is from their August 2012 conference.
The preface by President Ted Henken begins “This 22nd Volume of Cuba in Transition contains the Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), held on August 2–4, 2012 at the Hilton Downtown Hotel in Miami, Florida.
The conference theme, “Where Is Cuba Going?,” was intended as a challenge to conference participants to reflect on the goals of the various economic reform measures enacted on the island since 2008, identify their consequences (both intended and unintended), and evaluate their success. We were quite prescient with the title this year, given that the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story under the same headline just a few weeks after our meeting.
Academic scholars, policy makers, and professionals from the United States, Cuba, Canada, Venezuela, and other countries presented their research in an array of areas, from the impact of the changes in Cuba to the global financial crisis, legal issues, agriculture, tourism, foreign relations, and the Internet and emerging uses of social media on the island.
You can read the rest of the Cuba conference preface here.
The event featured panel discussions on the following Cuba topics:
Current Economic and Social Situation
Cuba and International Financial Institutions
Financial and Macroeconomic Issues
Social Media in Cuba: The New Public Sphere?
The Church, Religion and Reforms in Cuba
The Cuban Diaspora
Reforms and Their Effects
Ernesto Betancourt Keynote Address
Política Migratoria en Cuba
Demography and Public Health
International Economic Relations and Oil
Tourism, Environment and Services
Economic Measurement Issues
Self-Employment, Cooperatives and Solidarity Associations
Table of Contents
Papers were presented with the following topics by the following authors. You can read each Cuba paper in full here.
Where is Cuba Going? Economic Policies that Have Been Adopted and Results Thus Far by Joaquín P. Pujol
Situación de la economía cubana by Oscar Espinosa Chepe
The Politics of Cuban Transformation—What Space for Authoritarian Withdrawal? by Vegard Bye
The International Financial Institutions and Cuba: Relations with Non-Member States by Richard E. Feinberg
Cuba’s Membership in the IMF and Other International Financial Institutions and their Possible Role in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in Cuba by Joaquín P. Pujol
Comments on Richard Feinberg’s “Reaching Out” by Rolando H. Castañeda
Comment: Cuba and the International Financial Institutions by Lorenzo L. Pérez
Transition Policies Twenty Years Later: Lessons for the Case of Cuba by Gabriel Di Bella, Rafael Romeu and Andy Wolfe
The Growth of the Cuban Economy in the First Decade of the XXI Century: Is it Sustainable? by Ernesto Hernández-Catá
Cuba: External Cash Flow, Barter Trade and Potential Shocks by Luis R. Luis
Market Orientation and Business Performance in Cuban Firms: A Comparative Analysis of State-Owned Versus Joint Venture Firms by Julio Cerviño, Joan Llonch and Josep Rialp
Una isla 1.0 en un mundo 2.0 by Yoani Sánchez
Social Media in Contemporary Cuba by Enrique S. Pumar
Cuba Platform Fisheries: Collapse or Recovery? by Sergio Díaz-Briquets
Furthering Cuban Reforms Through Agricultural Trade by Timothy Ashby and Stephen J. Kimmerling
U.S. Food and Agricultural Exports to Cuba: Progress, Problems and Prospects by William A. Messina, Jr.
La Iglesia como puente de acercamiento by Orlando Márquez Hidalgo
Cuba: La Iglesia Católica y el Estado en tiempos de revolución—Una aproximación histórica by Javier Figueroa de Cárdenas
El crecimiento de la iglesia protestante y la libertad religiosa by Teo A. Babún, Jr.
Comentarios sobre la Iglesia y las reformas en Cuba by Lorenzo L. Pérez
Religion and Reforms in Cuba by Enrique S. Pumar
“Cubans: An Epic Journey”—Genesis of a Book by Sam Verdeja and Guillermo Martínez
The Contribution of the Cuban Diaspora in Business and Finance by Leonardo Rodríguez
Cuban Real Estate Framework Laws by Rolando Anillo
The Impact of Cuba’s New Real Estate Laws on the Island and the Diaspora by Antonio R. Zamora
The Proletarian Corporation: Organizing Cuban Economic Enterprises in the Wake of the Lineamientos—Property Rights Between Corporations, Cooperatives and Globalization by Larry Catá Backer
Cuba 2012: El fin de las reformas socioeconómicas ligeras o cosméticas en tiempos difíciles (O la Gran Falacia) by Rolando H. Castañeda
Prospects For Reform in Cuba: Is Raúl Castro Serious About Liberalizing the Cuban Economy? by Armando S. Linde
From Chaos to a Socialist Market Economy: A Contribution to the Understanding of Current Changes and Trends in Cuba by Domingo Amuchástegui
Can Cuban Rulers Rule Cuba? by Jorge Domínguez
Political Intolerance and Cuba’s Future: To Hell in a Hand Basket by Jorge L. Romeu
Cuba’s 1950 Midterm Elections: The Island’s Last Democratic Poll by Ilan Ehrlich
Apreciaciones psicohistóricas de la emigración y el exilio by Carmen Díaz
Entre la espada y la reforma migratoria by Haroldo Dilla Alfonso
Access to Human Health, Freedoms and Other Standards of Living Development in Cuba by Rodolfo J. Stusser
Cuba: Economic Growth, Aging, and Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability by Gabriel Di Bella, Rafael Romeu and Andy Wolfe
Venezuela: El próximo ajuste económico fundamental—Compleja situación en 2012 y perspectivas inmediatas by Rolando H. Castañeda
Oil and Democracy in Cuba: Going Towards Nigeria or Norway? by Roger R. Betancourt
Petróleo y rentismo entre Cuba y Venezuela by Carlos A. Romero
Turismo, migración y proyectos de codesarrollo en el escenario turístico cubano by José L. Perelló Cabrera
The Future of the City of Havana: The Economic Dimension by Jorge A. Sanguinetty
The Cuban Labor Market: Availability and Interpretation of Statistics by Jorge F. Pérez-López
Does Cuba Share Responsibility for Human Rights at Guantanamo Bay? by Michael J. Strauss
Evaluation and Design of a Decentralized Alternative to Conventional Wastewater Infrastructure in Cuba by Antonio Díaz, Jhon Cores, Alex Arias, William Rodríguez, and Miguel Morales
Appendix A: About the Authors
The next ASCE conference, the 23rd annual one, will be from August 1 - 3, 2013 in Miami with the title “Reforming Cuba?”