Book Presentation: « La Crise de 1929 et le Développement du Capitalisme en Haïti »


The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) invites the academic community and the general public to the book presentation and discussion of La Crise de 1929 et le développement du capitalisme en Haïti: Une perspective de longue durée et une conjoncture perdue (Montreal, Canada: CIDIHCA, 2015) by Dr. Guy Pierre (Autonomous University of Mexico City).

Dr. Paul Latortue (Dean, Graduate School of Administration, Université Notre Dame d’Haïti), Dr. Lyari Ríos González (Institute of Labor Relations, UPR-Río Piedras), and Dr. Nathalie Lamaute-Brisson (independent researcher) via SKYPE, will comment on the presentation and the book. The activity will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean [Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe] in Old San Juan.

Description: The crisis of 1929 remains the center of debate among economists and economic historians. Its causes, duration, impact and scope have been analyzed to date, particularly in developed countries or the more advanced periphery countries. However, a significant number of less developed countries were also affected. On the basis of this finding, this work seeks to broaden the space for debates and connections, considering the specific case of a small business economy such as Haiti’s.

This presentation will not be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at

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