From Havana to Quito: Understanding Economic Reform in Cuba and Ecuador (2016)

Cuba and Ecuador are very different countries, but they share a common history and are politically linked by principles of the progressive Bolivarian Alliance (ALBA) bloc. They are also engaged in quite distinct processes of political economic reform. In brief, Cuba is cautiously expanding its commercialisation while Ecuador is expanding its public sector. But there is more to it than that. Continue reading “From Havana to Quito: Understanding Economic Reform in Cuba and Ecuador (2016)”

The ‘Cuban model’ and its microeconomy (2014)

No productivist model of socialism has every existed in Cuba. Rather, the Cuban approach has drawn on a hybrid of ethical principles with some consistent strategic themes. Cuba’s socialist strategy has been reformulated quite flexibly, in relation to these principles and historical circumstances, and this flexibility seems to have been important in allowing Cuban socialism to adapt and survive. Continue reading “The ‘Cuban model’ and its microeconomy (2014)”