Alan Dye

Department of Economics
Barnard College
Columbia University





Globalization and Industrial Revolution

Latin America in the 20th Century

Business Organization





Cuban Sugar in the Age of Mass Production:  Technology, and the Economics of the Sugar Central, 1899-1929.  Stanford University Press, 1998.


“The Interwar Shocks to U.S.-Cuban Trade Relations: A View of Sugar-Company Stock Prices,” in Jeremy Atack and Larry Neal, eds., The Evolution of Financial Markets and Institutions from the Seventeenth Century to the Present, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

“How Brinkmanship Saved Chadbourne: Credibility and the International Sugar Agreement of 1931” Explorations in Economic History (2006). Co-authored with Richard Sicotte.

“The Institutional Framework.” In Victor Bulmer-Thomas, John Coatsworth, and Roberto Cortés Conde, eds., The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America. Volume II: The Long Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Engl.: Cambridge University Press (2006).

“Cuba and the Origins of the U.S. Sugar Quota,” Revista de Indias vol. 65, no. 233 (Jan-April 2005).

“The U.S. Sugar Trade and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution,” Journal of Economic History (2004): 673-704 . Co-authored with Richard Sicotte.

"Privately and Publicly Induced Institutional Change: Observations from Cuban Cane Contracting, 1880-1936," in Stephen Haber, ed., Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Latin America: Essays in Policy, History, and Political Economy. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 2000.

"Factor Endowments and Contract Choice:  Why Were Cane Supply Contracts Different in Cuba and Hawaii?  1900-1929."  Advances in Agricultural Economic History (2000).

"Why Did Cuban Cane Growers Lose Autonomy?"  Latin America and the World Economy Since 1800, edited by John Coatsworth and Alan Taylor.  Harvard University Press, 1998.

"Avoiding Holdup:  Asset Specificity and Technical Change in the Cuban Sugar Industry, 1899-1929," Journal of Economic History 54 (1994): 628-53.

"Cane Contracting and Renegotiation: A Fixed Effects Analysis of the Adoption of New  Technologies in the Cuban Sugar Industry, 1899-1929," Explorations in Economic History 31 (1994): 141-75.

 Working Papers

Creative Destruction and Entrepreneurial Obstruction: Cuban Sugar 1898-1939.”

“The New Deal and the ‘New Cuba’: Cuba’s Participation in the U.S. Sugar Quota Program, 1898-1941.”

"The Institutional Determinants of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff." Co-authored with Richard Sicotte. Barnard Working Paper Series #02

"The Political Economy of Exporting Economic Instability:  the US Sugar Tariff and the Cuban Revolution of 1933."  Co-authored with Richard Sicotte. Barnard College Working Paper Series #99-05.

* For copies of any of the above working papers without links, contact Alan Dye at: ad245@columbia.edu .