Policy Paper: Devising a Growth Strategy for Puerto Rico

The following policy paper has been co-authored by José Antonio Ocampo – Co-Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue in Columbia University, former Executive Director of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and former Minister of Finance of Colombia – Deepak Lamba-Nieves, CNE’s Research Director and Sergio Marxuach, CNE’s Public Policy Director.

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CNE and Columbia University start to define the characteristics of a new Industrial Policy for Puerto Rico


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The “CNE Growth Commission” will work on a new growth strategy for the island

June 15 2016 – The Center for a New Economy (CNE) unveiled today in San Juan a joint report prepared with the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) at Columbia University in New York which analyzes key components for a new Industrial Policy for Puerto Rico. Among the key processes are: correct coordination and market failures; identify and support new productive activities; design and implement structural economic reforms; revamp public institutions in charge of economic development; and foster a dynamic dialogue and consultation processes with different stakeholders. The term “industrial policy” refers to a broad set of public policies that seek to support key economic sectors and coordinate productive activity. READ MORE

“New Tools for Industrial Policy: Proposals for Puerto Rico in the 21st Century”, Business Environment Program Presentation

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“Using and Misusing Investment Incentives”
James Alm and David L Sjoquist

“From the Commonplace to the Common Ground on Developing Incentives”
Juan Lara, University of Puerto Rico, Advantage Business Consulting

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