'Managing Cuba's Economy in a time of Crisis'

Former Cuban Minister of the Economy to speak at University of Buckingham


Leading Cuban economist and former Minister of the Economy, José Luis Rodríguez, is to give a seminar at the University of Buckingham, organised through the IISC and the International Journal of Cuban Studies.

The seminar entitled: ‘Managing the Cuban Economy in a time of Crisis’ will take place in the Anthony De Rothschild Building, Room 1, Hunter Street Campus, at 12 noon on Tuesday 10th March. To reserve a place email: Melissa Wyley:


Professor Rodríguez, who is one of the Cuban government’s top advisers, is visiting the UK on an exchange tour financed by the British Embassy and organised by Dr Emily Morris of the Latin American Studies Institute at University College London.

From 1996 to 2009, Professor Rodríguez was Cuba’s Minister of the Economy, and is now based at the Centro de Investigaciones de la Economía Mundial (CIEM, Centre for Research on the Global Economy).

Over his long career he has published 14 books and more than 50 papers in national and international journals; has taken part in more than 80 national and international scientific meetings, workshops and conferences; and has given lectures in Universities of Cuba, Mexico, United States, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil, Nicaragua and the former Soviet Union, among others.

He graduated in Economics in 1969 and received his PhD in Economic Sciences in 1978, both at the University of Havana. He is recognised as an ‘Academic of Merit’ by the Academy of Sciences of Cuba (ACC) and is a Member of the Scientific Council of the ”Raúl Roa Kourí” Institute of Foreign Affairs, among other organisations.

With Prof. Rodríguez in the UK is Professor Gladys Hernández Pedraza, who is chief of the International Finance department of the CIEM, Cuba’s fioremost economics think tank.