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Cuban Expert Carmelo Mesa-Lago Will Speak at WDI Seminar Jan. 21

1/14/2004 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Carmelo Mesa-Lago, a leading expert on the Cuban economy, will discuss Cuba's current socio-economic situation and prospects at a William Davidson Institute Latin American Series seminar 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Room D1273 at the University of Michigan Business School's Davidson Hall.

Mesa-Lago is a distinguished professor emeritus of economics and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught from 1974-1999. More recently, he was a professor and research scholar on international relations and Latin America at Florida International University from 1999-2002.

Mesa-Lago is author of 60 books and more than 200 articles and book chapters on Latin America's social security and health care, the Cuban economy and comparative economic systems. His most recent book is Market, Socialist and Mixed Economies: Comparative Policy and Performance---Chile, Cuba and Costa Rica.

He previously served on the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and has consulted for the International Social Security Association, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and numerous other regional and international organizations.

To download a copy of "The Slowdown of the Cuban Economy in 2003-2004: External Causes or Domestic Malaise?" by Carmelo Mesa-Lago, click here.

For more information, contact Kristen Roy at or 734-936-0041.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: 734.936.1015 or 734.647.1847