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Since its inception, the Fundación has conducted research on various economic, social and institutional issues, many of which have been published in book form by us or have been printed by the entities for which these studies have been carried out.

Most of our research and studies has been requested by international organizations and the public and private sectors of the Dominican Republic.

In the field of economic research, the Fundación has carried out, among others, the following studies:

  • Quantification of the Impact of the Private Sector in the Dominican Economy
  • Proposal for the Reform of the Dominican Tax System
  • Economic Impact of the Export Industrial Free Zones in the Dominican Republic
  • Stabilization, Adjustment and Poverty in the Dominican Republic: 1986-1992
  • Privatization of Public Enterprises and Resizing of the State in the Dominican Republic
  • Budgetary Rationalization and Public Expenditure Policy in the Dominican Republic
  • A Model for the Determination of the Economic and Financial Viability of the Dominican Petroleum Refinery
  • Medium-Term Macroeconomic Program for the Dominican Republic: 1996-2000
  • Analysis of the Financial Viability of the Dominican  Central Bank Pension System
  • Teachers in the Dominican Republic: Careers and Incentives (May, 2002)
  • The Situation of the Electricity Sector (July, 2008)
  • The US Financial Crisis and the Implications of the Dominican Economy (September, 2008)
  • Potential Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Dominican Economy (October, 2008)
  • The Cost of Appreciation of the Dominican Peso; (December, 2008)
  • The Policy of the Obama Administration on Cuba and the Potential Impact on the Tourism Sector of the Dominican Republic, (January, 2009)
  • Delinquency and Crime in the Dominican Republic (February, 2012)
  • Proposal for Rationalization of Expenditure and Public Revenue in the Dominican Republic (June, 2012)
  • The Economic, Social and Institutional Situation that the Government inherits 2012-2016 (July, 2012)
  • A “Windfall Tax” on Unexpected Gold Export Revenues (July, 2012)
  • Interest Rates and Crowding-Out of Private Investment (September, 2012)
  • Dominican Taxation in the Context of the Region (October, 2012)
  • The Origin of the Fiscal Deficit of 2012 and the Contraction of the Expenditure Executed by the New Government (November, 2012)
  • The 2013 Budget, the Estimated Deficit and the Need for Financing (December, 2012)
  • Post-Program Monitoring Agreement with the IMF (January, 2013)
  • Financial and Tax Models for the Renegotiation of the Contract between the Dominican State and Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (January, 2013)
  • Scenarios for the Recapitalization of the Central Bank (February, 2013)
  • The Electricity Sector Deficit: Generation Matrix, Contracts, Subsidized Rates and Losses (March, 2013)
  • Results of the Renegotiation of the Contract with Barrick Gold (May, 2013)
  • The Renegotiation of the Contract with Falconbridge Dominicana of 1988 (May, 2013)
  • Options to Reduce the Electricity Deficit in the Short and Medium Term (June, 2013)
  • Benefits of the Tax Treatment Reform of Internet Purchases in the Dominican Republic (August, 2013)
  • Evaluation of the Economic Offers of the Participating Companies in the International Public Tender CDEEE No. LPI-01-2013 of the EPC Contract for the construction of Two Thermoelectric Plants based on Mineral Coal (November, 2013)
  • Evolution and Performance of the Dominican Pension System during 2003-2013 (November, 2013)
  • Proposal for Modernization of the Urban Public Passenger Transportation and Freight System in the Dominican Republic (December, 2013)
  • Analysis of the Telecommunications Market in the Dominican Republic (February, 2014)
  • Analysis of the Telecommunications Market and Implications of the Orange and Tricom Merger on the Economic Concentration of the Sector (March, 2014)
  • Need for Coordination between BCRD and MH for the Emissions of Domestic Bonds (May, 2014)
  • Impact of the Debt Renegotiation with Petrocaribe (February, 2015)
  • Towards the Sustainability of Public Finances (June, 2015)
  • Impact Evaluation Report: 50 Projects of the Presidential Visits (September 2015)
  • Dominican Republic Investor Presentation (November, 2015)
  • Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal (September, 2016)
  • Reengineering of Public Expenditure in the Dominican Republic: Case Study (May, 2017)
  • Reengineering of Public Expenditure in the Dominican Republic: Pre-requisite for the viability and success of an Integral Tax Reform (December, 2017)
  • DR 2018-2021: Economic Perspectives, Investment Projects and Necessity of Infrastructure to Support the Tourism Sector (November, 2018)
  • Macroeconomic and Fiscal Progress 1996-2018 (December, 2018)
  • Evolution and Impact of Tourism in the Dominican Republic (2019)
  • Dominican Republic: 1996-2018 (April 2019)