Welcome to CNE TV

Here you will find a curated selection of CNE’s interviews and
explainer videos, as well as highlights from our past events.

For a look at our entire video collection
visit our YouTube channel.


Leer en español

CNE in the Media

September 25, 2022 – Alicia Menendez interviews Deepak Lamba-Nieves on MSNBC’s American Voices to discuss humanitarian efforts happening on the ground and what more needs to be done.

September 20, 2022 – Jim Sciutto interviews Sergio Marxuach on CNN Newsroom to discuss the effects of Hurricane Fiona on Puerto Rico’s electric grid.

February 11, 2022 – Sergio M. Marxuach participates in a recent installment of Jay Fonseca’s series “Los Datos son los Datos” where they discussed the new Fiscal Plan and its impact on Puerto Rico (video in Spanish).

Past Events

On April 7, 2023, CNE, in partnership with the Yale Economic Growth Center and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University, hosted a conversation on Puerto Rico’s development opportunities and challenges.

During this half-day conference, held on October 21, 2022, world-renowned academics addressed Puerto Rico’s perennial status problem.

A varied audience gathered on December 3, 2021, at the Hotel Sheraton Puerto Rico to listen and reflect on how do we get Puerto Rico back on a path towards growth.

A dynamic mix of local and international innovators came together in San Juan on March 21, 2019, to inspire and help us forge a path towards a new energy future for Puerto Rico.

Click to watch all of the event’s videos

A variegated audience of over one thousand people gathered on April 6, 2017 at the San Juan Symphonic Hall to listen and reflect on Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz’ words of caution and forward-looking advice regarding Puerto Rico’s economic predicament.

Click to watch all of the event’s videos

The Center for a New Economy’s Blueprint initiative is a collective exercise in defining a path forward for housing and land use in Puerto Rico.

Click to watch all Blueprint events’ videos

On March 2, 2016, the Center for a New Economy (CNE) broke new ground by hosting the conference “Is a Federal Fiscal Control Board the Only Option for Puerto Rico?” in Washington D.C.

Click to watch all of the event’s videos

CNE’s Annual Conference 2014 took place on February 21, 2014, and featured Nobel Prize winner, Joseph E. Stiglitz, as the main speaker. The conference centered on the issues of policy dialogues and learning societies.

Click to watch all of the event’s videos (in Spanish)

CNE’s Annual Conference 2013 took place on March 1, 2013, and featured José Antonio Ocampo as the main speaker. This conference addressed the topic of social partnership agreements as a tool for tackling Puerto Rico’s economic and social challenges.

Click to watch all of the event’s videos (in Spanish)

Madrid Policy Notes

Nov 19, 2020 – Jennifer Wolff talks to Salvador Peiró, researcher at the FISABIO of the Valencian Autonomous Community, about building on Valencia’s experience with contact-tracing systems to strengthen the capacity of the Puerto Rico health system to respond effectively to extraordinary situations in the future (video in Spanish).

Nov 11, 2020 – Jennifer Wolff talks to Carlota García Encina, Chief Researcher on Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based think tank Real Instituto Elcano, about what can be expected from a Biden administration in foreign affairs (video in Spanish).

In our CNExplains series, we address key questions about public policy issues that affect Puerto Rico and the broader Puerto Rican community.

September 30, 2021 – Sergio M. Marxuach explains who is in charge of doing what in terms of generation and distribution of electricity as well as what kind of coordination is needed (video in Spanish).

April 8, 2021 – Sergio Marxuach explains how PREPA’s four current processes are interrelated, how they may affect the cost and quality of service for the foreseeable future, and where the contract between PREPA and LUMA fits in (video in Spanish).

January 19, 2021 – Jennifer Wolff reflects: Will the Biden administration’s rescue plan spur Puerto Rico’s economic recovery? (video in Spanish).

Our Living With Risk Conversations series features deep-dive discussions between members of the CNE team and experts from diverse fields about policy and current affairs.

May 15, 2020 – Deepak Lamba-Nieves interviews anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla about the government’s response to the past years’ disasters, the role of civic society, and the importance of managing the social consequences of the pandemic (interview conducted in Spanish).

April 28, 2020 – Puerto Rico has to prepare to live with this pandemic for at least one more year. We have the capacity to manage this risk. How? Deepak Lamba-Nieves interviews neuroscientist & professor Daniel Colón-Ramos (interview conducted in Spanish).

April 13, 2020 – Deepak Lamba-Nieves interviews epidemiologist Dr. Juan Alonso Echanove. Dr. Echanove was the epidemiologist director of Puerto Rico’s Health Department and lets us know a few important facts to manage this pandemic (interview conducted in Spanish).