Miguel A. Soto-Class

President & Founder

Miguel A. Soto-Class founded the Center for a New Economy (CNE) in 1998, and since then has steered CNE into becoming one of the most credible and influential voices in Puerto Rico. Beginning in 2014, CNE has been recognized yearly as one of the Top Think-Tanks to Watch by the Global Think-Tank Report of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike has served as member of the Community Innovator’s Lab at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts; the YouthSave Advisory Board at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.; and a Co-Chair of Re-Imagina, the Advisory Commission for a Resilient Puerto Rico. In 2008, he was selected as an Aspen Institute Ideas Fellow.

Mike was an editor of The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth, published by the Brookings Institution in 2006 and selected that same year as a Notable Book by the American Library Association. He has been a columnist for El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s largest circulation daily, since 2003, and was the host of a weekly public radio program on economics for several years.

He is currently the Yale Alumni Schools Director for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, Endeavor Puerto Rico, and an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Council for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico.

Mike has a B.A. from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University.

  Publications by Miguel A. Soto-Class

A Message to CNE Friends, Family and Partners from Miguel A. Soto-Class

Published on March 23, 2020 Miguel A. Soto-Class The last couple of weeks have brought back memories and feelings for me of the days right after hurricane María struck Puerto Rico. Feelings of uncertainty, helplessness and anxiety over how the ...
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Vivir con riesgo: un mensaje de Miguel A. Soto Class

Publicado el 16 de marzo de 2020 Miguel A. Soto Class Estimados amigos de CNE: Ha sido sorprendente ver la velocidad con la que el Coronavirus ha trastocado nuestras vidas y nuestro quehacer diario. Viajes cancelados, países enteros en cuarentena y ...
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Overcoming the Challenge of Puerto Rico’s Earthquakes

Published on January 16, 2019 / Leer en español Mike Soto-Class Dear friends, Many of you have reached out over the past couple of weeks to see how we are faring at CNE after the recent earthquakes and to ask ...
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