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Alberto Trejos examines ongoing changes within Cuba's government and society and their implications for the future Cuban economy.
About the speaker: Alberto Trejos is visiting the Ford School from INCAE where he is a Professor of Economics and previously was dean and general director of INCAE's Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development. As Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (2002-04) he led the negotiation of CAFTA, the ratification of the FTA with Canada and CARICOM, and Costa Rica's membership into the Central American Costums Union. Trejos has also been involved in his country in the design and enactment of social security reform, the BOT of the main airport, and the regulation and supervision of the banking industry. At the Ford School he teaches a class on economic development issues in Latin America and one on negotiations of international trade agreements. He remains active as an advisor or consultant on policy matters for governments, private organizations, and international institutions in 25 countries throughout Latin America, Europe and Africa. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.