The History and Potential of Trade between Cuba and the US
Cassandra C. Copeland
Oglethorpe University - Division of Economics and Business Administration
Curtis M. Jolly
Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Auburn University - Department of Economics
March 17, 2011
Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 163-174, 2011
This survey reviews the history of trade and investment between Cuba and the US. Aside from the embargo years, US trade and investment have been critical for Cuba. Short of protection for US sugar beet farmers, Cuba would have become a state of the US following the Spanish American War. Lifting the embargo promises re-emergence of the strong economic ties and a substantial boost to the regional economy including the Caribbean and the US Southeast.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Cuba, trade, history, embargo
JEL Classification: N46, N70, F1, F5, Q17Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 19, 2011
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