Ricardo Fuentes

Op-Ed: Skills to strengthen Puerto Rico’s formal economy

In Puerto Rico’s economy with low formal labor participation, structural reform must include reducing barriers to employment. Puerto Rico must improve education and develop high-quality worker training programs that empower all residents to reach their fullest potential and enter the labor force. Knowledge, skills, and competencies are the three attributes that define the term human …

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Report: Economic Macrodata

Author:Estudios Técnicos Inc. The report provides an assessment of the current state of Puerto Rico’s economic data. The study provides specific recommendations to maintain valuable economic data that is at risk of being lost, while also recommending the creation of additional economic accounts that may play a useful role in policy making. The recommendations provided …

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Report: The Study of Economic Development in Puerto Rico

Author: Estudios Técnicos Inc. The report consists of an annotated bibliography of the most significant studies and economic development plans that have been published during the past four decades. The bibliography illustrates there is no shortage of studies documenting what should be done to foster economic development in Puerto Rico. The problem is clearly one …

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Essay: The way to Foster Economic Development

Overview This brief essay discusses what is meant by economic development, and what are the main barriers to obtaining it given the knowledge and resources we have at our disposal. Puerto Rico has had many economic development plans, but none have actually been implemented in a continuous manner throughout political administrations. This analysis also emphasizes …

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