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Cafecito con… José Caraballo-Cueto

Cafecito con… José Caraballo-Cueto

Event Organizer: Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Cost:Free

Virtual Event Virtual Event

February 22 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm EST

Dr. Caraballo Cueto’s latest research evaluates some of the macroeconomic prospects that Puerto Rico could expect after a change in its political status. This shift would probably result in considerable changes in education, health, transportation, environment, housing, and other aspects of life quality. However, this research is only concerned with the economic consequences of changing the political status to independence and statehood.

José Caraballo-Cueto currently works as an Associate Professor in the graduate business school in the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. He worked for eight years in the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, where he was also a regular researcher in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and the Director of the Census Information Center of Puerto Rico. Caraballo completed a Ph.D. in economics at The New School for Social Research in 2013, where he specialized in econometrics (a branch of statistics) and development, obtaining honors in the latter. He has obtained grants from NIH, the Open Society Foundation, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development based in New York, the Youth Institute of Puerto Rico, and the Foundation Network, among other grants to study topics related to human development.

Efren Rivera Ramos is a professor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he teaches courses and seminars on Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, and Law and Culture. Ramos was also the dean of the school from 2001 to 2007. He earned his BA in Political Science and his Juris Doctor from UPR, as well as an LL.M. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of London. Ramos is a director of several organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals, groups and communities. He is currently the general counsel of the non-profit organization ¡Espacios Abiertos! and member of the Commission for Access to Justice and a part of the board of directors for the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico.

This event is part of the Mellon funded Bridging the Divides initiative.


This event is part of the CENTRO 50th Anniversary Celebration! Join us all of 2023 in celebrating 50 years of CENTRO’s work to strengthen, diversify, and reimagine the field of Puerto Rican Studies!

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