|Daron Acemoglu||MIT||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Alberto Alesina||Harvard||Strongly Agree||10||Bio/Vote History|
|Joseph Altonji||Yale||Agree||4||Bio/Vote History|
|Alan Auerbach||Berkeley||Strongly Agree||8||Bio/Vote History|
Cuba is stuck in the 1950s primarily due to its internal policies not external constraints.
|Katherine Baicker||Harvard||No Opinion||Bio/Vote History|
|Marianne Bertrand||Chicago||Strongly Agree||2||Bio/Vote History|
|Raj Chetty||Harvard||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
Of course, lost tourism opportnties, etc. might also be important. Parsing it out an empirical question.
Sanctions are not perfectly binding, and other countries subject to U.S.sanctions have continued to grow.
|David Cutler||Harvard||Strongly Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
Seems likely, but I know nothing concrete about the Cuban economy.
The embargo is also likely to have been an important factor, and may be partly responsible for sustaining Cuba's internal economic policies.
Trade certainly matters for growth. Many countries though would trade with Cuba, so probably its own policies were more important.
|Barry Eichengreen||Berkeley||Strongly Agree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|Ray Fair||Yale||Agree||1||Bio/Vote History|
Cuba's economic policies were flawed, but cutting off a small country from the rest of the world has detrimental effects on its growth.
|Claudia Goldin||Harvard||Agree||4||Bio/Vote History|
|Austan Goolsbee||Chicago||Strongly Agree||10||
communist dictatorship not exactly a growth strategy. I bet that stated growth rate even overstates reality
|Michael Greenstone||Chicago||Agree||5||Bio/Vote History|
That is, with free-market policies and honest competent government, a Caribbean country could prosper without US trade or tourists.
|Bengt Holmström||MIT||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Caroline Hoxby||Stanford||Strongly Agree||9||
If Cuba allocated labor & capital to the most productive uses, growth would be higher. The US is too small as % of world trade to prevent it
|Kenneth Judd||Stanford||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Anil Kashyap||Chicago||Strongly Agree||7||
Gravity model suggests adverse effects from the embargo, but destroying the price system and using command and control instead hurts more.
|Pete Klenow||Stanford||Strongly Agree||8||
The embargo was mitigated by Cuban trade with other countries (trade diversion).
-see background information here
See Jamaica v. Barbados and other Caribb. nations that are not embargoed. Their growth depends on local policy. Other evidence as well.
|Jonathan Levin||Stanford||No Opinion||Bio/Vote History|
|Eric Maskin||Harvard||Agree||6||Bio/Vote History|
|William Nordhaus||Yale||Uncertain||1||Bio/Vote History|
|Maurice Obstfeld||Berkeley||Agree||4||Bio/Vote History|
|Emmanuel Saez||Berkeley||Agree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|José Scheinkman||Princeton||Strongly Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Richard Schmalensee||MIT||Strongly Agree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|Hyun Song Shin||Princeton||Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|James Stock||Harvard||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Nancy Stokey||Chicago||Agree||6||Bio/Vote History|
Seems right but I cannot think of any good reason to maintain this boycot. Hurts US biz interests and Cuban people.
|Christopher Udry||Yale||Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Luigi Zingales||Chicago||Strongly Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
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