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

Department of Economics congratulates Miss Shakeba Foster

"It's never been easy," she'll tell you, but when Shakeba Foster was announced this afternoon as the 2017 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar it was not hard to wrap herself in a 'surprise' date with destiny.She is bound for the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world where she'll pursue a Master of Philosophy in economics. See article here

Economics Policy Discussion Series

Our second installment of the Policy Discussion Series on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm in Faculty of Law Lecture Theatre II can be seen here . Our speakers Dr. Damien King (Senior Lecturer: Department of Economics), Mr. Bruce Golding (Former Prime Minister of Jamaica), Mr. Larry Watson (General Manager of Confectionery & Snack JA. Ltd.) and Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur (Former Prime Minister of Barbados) explored the issue “Jamaica’s Continuing Membership in CARICOM”.

Research Seminar with Presenter Nadine McCloud-Rose

Join us at our Research Seminar as Dr. Nadine McCould-Rose presents on Does A Stronger System Of Law And Order Constrain The Effects Of FDI On Government Size? This presentation will be held on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 2:00pm in SR5. All are welcome to what promises to be a very engaging and lively discussion.

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