In the aftermath of hurricanes, earthquakes, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the priority must be to change the trajectory of Puerto Rico’s economy and provide its people with a more prosperous future. It is essential to eliminate barriers to economic development.
Study of economic development
There is no shortage of studies documenting what should be done to foster economic development in Puerto Rico. The Study of Economic Development includes a selection of key studies that may serve as a road map for future government administrations.
Essays & reports
There are still many critical areas worth researching and discussing. As such, the Oversight Board has an ongoing series of Economic Development Essays & Reports on various subjects that are vital to achieving this goal.
Topics discussed include the importance of improving the availability of economic data to better guide policy, as well as analyzing in depth the existing data on unemployment to ensure residents are being provided real opportunities to return to the labor market.
The pace of Puerto Rico’s economic Recovery
Op-ed by Former FOMB’s Economist: Ricardo Fuentes This column was originally published in Spanish by Sin Comillas, February 8, 2021. For the past 50 years,
Skills to strengthen Puerto Rico’s formal economy
Op-ed by Former FOMB’s Economist Ricardo Fuentes This column was originally published on News is my Business, January 11, 2021 In Puerto Rico’s economy with
Report: Human Capital Development in PR
Author: Estudios Técnicos Inc. The report presents an overview of human capital development in Puerto Rico based on the commonly used indicators of this concept,
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
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
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