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Economic
Education
Project

Since 1987, the Fundación has advocated and promoted knowledge of economic issues and the policies that can truly contribute to development and progress. It has done so, by having a regular presence in the written press and television.

Since its inception, the Fundación has developed a vast economic education program, with the aim of raising the level of awareness of basic economic principles and good public policies among the population in general. Prior to our economic education activities, issues about the Dominican economy were analyzed in exclusive spaces such as universities and academia. By creating a program of massive diffusion through the press and television about the principles and benefits of a market economy, economic openness and competition, the Fundación disrupted the way these types of ideas were communicated in the Dominican Republic.

Regular press publications such as Sábado Económico (published weekly in the Listín Diario newspaper), Mercado y Libertad (published Monday through Friday in Ultima Hora newspaper), Economía para Todos (published weekly in the Sunday section of Listín Diario) and La Gráfica del Día (published Monday to Friday in the Economics section of the Listín Diario), gave Dominicans access to information about economic topics that had been previously handled exclusively by Dominican academics in the past. The issues addressed in our publications were explained in simple and understandable terms for everyone.

In time, these publications migrated to other newspapers in the form weekly columns, such as those published by Andrés Dauhajre Jr. in Listín Diario, in the weekly magazine Clave, and since July 2009, the page published by Andrés Dauhajre Jr. in El Caribe.

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Since the early 90s, many of the articles and research work published in the press gave rise, and continue to give rise, to intense economic debates, contributing in some cases to pave the way for the different governments to implement necessary structural reforms.

In parallel, the Fundación entered into television with the same objective: to raise awareness of what works and what does not work in economics; which policies lead to success and which, inevitably, lead to failure. Since 1988, the Fundación began broadcasting two television programs, Triálogo, a one-hour weekly program with the participation of Aníbal de Castro, José Israel Cuello and Andrés Dauhajre Jr., initially broadcast through Channel 13 and then through Teleantillas, Channel 2; and Mercado y Libertad, a 3-minute economic commentary made by Andrés Dauhajre, Jr. in the Channel 13 Newscast.

The participants of Triálogo have changed through time, having hosted intellectuals and communicators such as José Del Castillo, Pedro Delgado Malagón, Wilfredo Alemany, Leila Mejía, the economist Jaime Aristy Escuder and the political scientist Flavio Darío Espinal. At present, its members are economist Jaqueline Mora and Andrés Dauhajre Jr. Triálogo is transmitted on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., on Teleantillas, Channel 2.

From 2004 to 2012, the Fundación also produced Toque de Queda con Triálogo, a television program broadcasted from Monday to Friday through Teleradio América (Channel 45) and Cinevisión (Channel 19), with the participation of Wilfredo Alemany, Jaime Aristy Escuder and Andrés Dauhajre Jr.

From September 2011 to 2017, the Fundación produced a daily segment of 8 minutes of commentaries in El Show del Mediodía program, which aired daily at 1:00 p.m. in Color Vision, Channel 9, under the name of El Analisis de Andy y Wilfredo.

The Fundación has sponsored conferences, seminars and research projects with national and international experts that have contributed to the national debate about our economic problems and the structural reforms needed to solve those problems. On two occasions, in the early 1990s, we hosted conferences with the Chilean economist José Piñera, about the benefits of private pension systems such as the one he designed in Chile based on the principle of individual capitalization. In 2001, the Dominican Congress approved the law that created a private pension fund system currently in place.

The Fundación has also published several books that compile its newspaper publications and some of the research work it has done. A considerable amount of these publications were donated to the main libraries in the Dominican Republic, including those of the most important universities in the country.

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