Economics professor Alan Dye recently appeared on PIX11 News to discuss how the loosening of trade and travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba will impact Cuba's economy. Prof. Dye points out that while American visitors to Cuba will indeed be able to bring back specialty items such as tobacco, the economic implications for Cuba remain very limited. Watch the clip:

Prof. Alan Dye joined Barnard's faculty in 1995, and he is an affiliate member of Columbia University's Department of History and INstitute of Latin American Studies. His teaching includes courses in the economic history of Latin America and Europe, and institutional economics applied to organizations, innovation and political economy. His current research focuses on the political economy of the institutions of trade protection and imperialism, with a current project on the relationship between prerevolutionary Cuba and the United States.