Cuba Under Embargo: the Macro Impact

Even if you don't know about Cuba, would you like to know how such a small country survived a 50 year trade war against the world's greatest super-power?
And how can the economic life of such a secretive regime possibly be verified?

Get the answers in this brief and readable tour that exposes Cuba's economy through the eyes of its Caribbean neighbors and its global partners. More

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About Joe Atikian

Joe Atikian is the author of 3 books on economics and personal finance.

Joe's latest book is published by Palgrave-Macmillan (May 2013) and is suitable both for the general reader and for economists.
"Industrial Shift: The Structure of the New World Economy" shows that in the rapidly changing global economy, the popular impression of declining manufacturing and agriculture is largely unfounded. Several charts from the UN and World Bank databases support the analysis, showing that factory output is growing virtually everywhere, but remains hidden by even faster service sector growth. Several surprises are revealed in employment, wages, and regional progress.

"Saving Money, The Missing Link", outlines the mindset of a saver as well as the three basic ideas behind your financial power. No tips or tricks here, but a solid foundation based on how to think about this tricky aspect of personal affairs.

"Cuba Under Embargo" examines the macroeconomic impact of the US embargo on Cuba. Since the usual types of macro data do not exist in Cuba's case, Joe has compiled a series of alternative indicators to assess the damage. And since there has never been such a study, the results may be surprising.

Joe has a background in engineering, an honors degree in economics, and an early retirement.

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