The book expresses the views of the contributors about the present and future of Central America. Only by becoming more efficient in productivity, or by exporting non-traditional products, can this region meet the challenge ahead. Central American countries are accepting the challenge by diversifying their economies and accepting the advice of the world in terms of privatization, freedom of trade, capital, and free movement of labor. Central America needs a market for all of its products, and understanding for its new economic structure.
About the Author:
IRMA T. de ALONSO is Professor of Economics at Florida International University. Dr. Alonso has taught in universities in Central America, and pursued her training in England and Puerto Rico. Her research interests are in international trade, purchasing power parties, and human resources. She has published many journal articles and book chapters in addition to the following books: Elasticidad Ingreso de la Contribucion Sobre Ingresos En Puerto Rico y Jamaica, 1955-1963, Methodos Econometicos (with M. Dutta) and Trade Issues in the Caribbean.