The History and Potential of Trade between Cuba and the US

Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 163-174, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2011

See all articles by Cassandra C. Copeland

Cassandra C. Copeland

Oglethorpe University - Division of Economics and Business Administration

Curtis M. Jolly

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Henry Thompson

Auburn University - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 17, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Cuba, trade, history, embargo

JEL Classification: N46, N70, F1, F5, Q17

Suggested Citation

Copeland, Cassandra C. and Jolly, Curtis M. and Thompson, Henry, The History and Potential of Trade between Cuba and the US (March 17, 2011). Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 163-174, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1866565

Cassandra C. Copeland (Contact Author)

Oglethorpe University - Division of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Atlanta, GA
United States

Curtis M. Jolly

Auburn University - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology ( email )

Auburn, AL 36849
United States

Henry Thompson

Auburn University - Department of Economics ( email )

Economics Department
Auburn, AL 36849-5242
United States
334-844-2910 (Phone)
334-844-5639 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.auburn.edu/~thomph1

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