Summer School 2017

Teaching for Summer School commences on the 29th May 2017 and ends 14 July 2017. Proposed courses can be viewed Here, while the timetable for 2017 can be viewed Here. For further details please contact us at 1-876-977-1188 via phone or email us at

New Publication: Explaining the Concentration-profitability Paradox

The paper explains an empirical paradox: a significant negative relationship between profitability and industry concentration. The phenomenon can appear when there is a negative correlation between market share and costs — e.g. due to economies of scale. I show that concentration becomes an indicator for the cost competitiveness of direct rivals within an industry. Profitability of a given firm is undermined if price correlates positively with average industry costs

Department of Economics Congratulates Our Graduate Students: Mr. Wendel Ivey & Miss Rochelle Johnson

"Two of our graduate students participated in the just concluded Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Although small, the UWI delegation continued to make us proud.

 Post-Budget Forum “Implications of Jamaica’s 2017-18 Budget”

The Department of Economics will be hosting its Post-Budget Forum entitled Implications of Jamaica’s 2017- 18 Budget scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Multi-Functional  Room, Main Library. All are welcome to what promises to be a very engaging and lively discussion. 


  West Indies Economics Conference (WECON)

The Department will be hosting it's West Indies Economic Conference (WECON) under the theme “Small Economies, Unlimited Possibilities”, March 9-10 2017 at the UWI, Regional Headquarters, Mona, Jamaica. The keynote speaker for the conference is Arye L. Hillman, Professor of Economics, Bar-llan University, Israel.The conference promises stimulating discussions on cutting edge issues related to small economies

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