Puerto Rico needs a repeal of the Jones Act, further incentives

As Puerto Rico deals with the aftermath of the hurricane and struggles to restore its power grid, much of its economy – including the well-developed pharmaceutical industry – faces an uncertain future. Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy in the U.S. and in low-income countries, says that while a new power […]

Puerto Ricans fleeing Maria devastation could face uphill economic battle in US

It’s anticipated that roughly half of all people out-migrating from Puerto Rico as a result of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, will come to New York state – and their economic future is uncertain, according to a Cornell University expert. Warren Brown is a senior research associate at Cornell University, where he directs the […]

Power in Puerto Rico – how ‘nanogrids’ could help in the future

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, millions find themselves without power in Puerto Rico and facing a long haul of repairs to restore electricity to the island. Engineers at Cornell University are working on ways to keep the lights on in homes after storms large and small. Civil and environmental engineering professor Edwin Cowen is Faculty Director for Energy […]

Failure to assist Puerto Rico could precipitate humanitarian, economic disaster

Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, leaving millions without power and still dealing with flooded roads and disastrous conditions. Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy in the U.S. and in low-income countries, says the need for assistance is now so dire, it’s impossible to ignore. Bio: https://dyson.cornell.edu/people/steven-kyle    […]