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Click here for a complete look at the seven-part Focus 2020 Series
published in the Weekly Review from September 17 through October 29, 2020.

This week we delve into Biden's Rescue Plan and what it will take for it to be approved by Congress. We go beyond Biden's plan as well, looking at rescue packages in the European Union and what Puerto Rico can expect in the context of its reconstruction. Finally, we present a piece on municipal bond prices in our data snapshot.
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In this first edition of 2021, we first present a memo to the federal government on the priorities for Puerto Rico that they should focus on as the new administration begins its work. We also present a memo to the local designated Housing Secretary on the issue of coronavirus emergency rental assistance for Puerto Rico. Finally, our data snapshot shows the Commonwealth's cash balance.
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This week, the CNE Team has put together a summary of some of the issues we think will be relevant during 2021. We have broken them down into four categories: the pandemic; the economy; the reconstruction; and international trends. We hope you find this summary useful as you plan the year ahead.
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In 2020, CNE produced hundreds of daily briefings and weekly reviews, policy briefs, empirical research reports, evidence-based analyses, and op-eds. This week we highlight ten of them because they garnered the most interest from our readers and are particularly relevant to the challenges Puerto Rico faces.
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This week we celebrate a milestone as CNE turns 22. We have a special message from our founder and president to commemorate the occasion. We then have a report regarding some effective public health policies implemented in Valencia. We close with an analysis of the most recent Plan of Adjustment proposed to Puerto Rico’s creditors by the FOMB.
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We are dedicating this entire issue to present our first take on the election results. First, we reintroduce the idea of negotiating a social pact for Puerto Rico, in light of the current fluid political environment and the critical economic situation. Then we provide a first look at the new political dynamics in D.C. We close with a piece on some of the international implications of the U.S. election.
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This week we wrap up our Focus 2020 Series. We hope you found the analysis and discussion of those ideas interesting and thought-provoking. We also present an analysis of PROMESA’s virtues and defects. Four years after its enactment, what has worked?; what has failed?; and what is missing?
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This week we reintroduce the idea of a fiscal rule for Puerto Rico, as part of our Focus 2020 Series. In addition, we write about the potential adverse effects of a proposal regarding Electronic Export Information. Finally, we take a look at the Electoral College process and its implications for this year’s elections.
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In the sixth installment of our Focus 2020 series, we explore the idea of a Universal Basic Income to address economic insecurity and the deficiencies of the social safety net. We also analyze how austerity policies have eroded the Spanish government’s capacity to address the COVID-19 pandemic in that country.
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In this installment of our Focus 2020 series, we take a look at how the implementation of a modern industrial policy could help on both fronts: generating endogenous growth and spearheading institutional reforms. We also take a look at Europe and its transformation during pandemic times.
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