To commemorate our 25th anniversary,
we chose origami art as our theme.
The transformation of each piece of paper
represents the potential
Puerto Rico also has to transform itself.
A new economy is possible.

Puerto Rico's Think Tank

The Center for a New Economy (CNE) is Puerto Rico’s first and foremost policy think tank, an independent, nonpartisan group that advocates for the development of a new economy for Puerto Rico. For 25 years, CNE has championed the cause of a more productive and stable Puerto Rico through its offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and Madrid, Spain.

We seek to inform current policy debates and find solutions to today’s most pressing and complex economic development problems by rigorously analyzing hard data and producing robust empirical research. CNE is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that does not solicit or accept government funding. It relies solely on funding by individuals, private institutions, and philanthropic organizations.

Our team of experts in Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and abroad is dedicated to fostering Puerto Rico’s long-term recovery and transformation.

CNE’s Washington, DC office is the principal non-political voice from Puerto Rico on the Hill, serving as a resource for knowledge and analysis to federal policymakers.

An impressive roster of high-level experts focused on articulating transformative economic strategies for Puerto Rico and charting a course for sustained long-term growth.

CNE’s Madrid Policy Bureau provides us with a global outlook, broadening our network of resources and enhancing our position as a world-class think tank.


In 2006, CNE jointly published with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth, a compilation of essays providing an in-depth analysis of the economy of Puerto Rico.