West Indies Economic Conference (WECON) Call For Papers

The Department of Economics, University Of The West Indies, Mona, will be hosting its second West Indies Economic Conference (WECON). The department welcomes papers in every field of economics. Papers which cover economic issues of developing economies are especially welcome. Inter-disciplinary papers which incorporate economics are also encouraged. Read More


I wish to join with those persons who have paid tribute to the life of Colin Bullock, who died recently. Naturally, reference has been made to his contributions as a public servant, and correctly so. In that regard, he served at different times as a Deputy Governor at the Bank of Jamaica, as Financial Secretary and as Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. His ability to serve with distinction in these various posts speaks not only his technical capabilities but also to the versatility of mind in bringing to bear his academic credentials to different socio-economic challenges, facing the country. Read More


Today, I have the honor and privilege of speaking on behalf of the thousands of lives touched personally and collectively by the late Colin Fitz-Herbert Bullock. He served Jamaica throughout a wide-reaching career as a teacher of pure and applied economics, policy maker, civil servant, advisor and dedicated public servant.Read More

Exclusive conversation with the IMF’s Managing Director, Ms. Christine Lagarde

We are pleased to invite you to an exclusive conversation with the IMF’s Managing Director, Ms. Christine Lagarde, who will be in Jamaica on November 17. She has set aside time during this official visit for a dialogue with faculty and students of UWI’s Mona Campus, which will be held in Lecture Theatre 3 of the Medical Sciences Faculty, from 10:15 to 12:15.  Read More

The Passing of a Colleague and a Friend – Colin Bullock

Colin Bullock was a member of the Department of Economics from 1974 to 1986. He was the introduction to economics for hundreds of students, those majoring in Economics as well as others, as he taught the first year introductory course in Economics – Elements of Economics. This was a required course for all students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Colin’s easy going manner and his engaging teaching style led to an appreciation of Economics for those studying the subject for the first time and a reaffirmation of the beauty of Economics for those who had started their study of it at A’Levels. Read More

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