Opening Ceremony


Chairperson Mr. Anton Belgrave  
Director (Ag.), Research and Economic Analysis Department
Central Bank of Barbados

Opening Remarks Dr. Alvin Hilaire
Governor, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Chairman, Caribbean Economic Research Team         

Welcome Remarks Mr. Cleviston Haynes
Governor, Central Bank of Barbados   

Feature Address Hon. Ryan R. Straughn, M. P.
Minister in the Ministry of Finance Government of Barbados

Vote of Thanks Dr. Alvin Hilaire
Governor, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Chairman, Caribbean Economic Research Team


Photography Session/Coffee Break


SESSION I

Panel Discussion

Theme: “Rebuilding Caribbean Economies – A Regional Perspective on the emerging economic and financial issues”

Chairperson
Mr. Cleviston Haynes
Governor
Central Bank of Barbados

 

Panelists
Dr. Alvin Hilaire
Governor
Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Brian Wynter
Governor
Bank of Jamaica

Mr. Timothy Antoine
Governor
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS


LUNCH


E-Book Launch
Nurturing Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean  

Presenter:
Mr. Diether Beuermann
Economics Senior Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank
Washington D.C., USA

Mr. Moises Schwartz
Regional Economic Advisor
Inter-American Development Bank
Washington D.C., USA


SESSION II

Sub-Theme: Financial Markets and Financial Stability

Chairperson: Mr. Anton Belgrave  
Director (Ag.)
Research and Economic Analysis Department
Central Bank of Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados

Presenters:

  • The Effect of Capital Flows on Key Financial Stability Measures in Jamaica

Justine Cork
Bank of Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica

  • Predicting Bank Failures in Jamaica: A Logistic Regression Approach

Chevano Baker
Bank of Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica

  • Could Macro-prudential Indicators have Helped Predict a Financial Crisis in Jamaica?  A Case Study of the Credit-To-GDP Gap

Dennison Noel
Brunel University London
London, United Kingdom

DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS


SESSION III

Sub-Theme: Economic Growth and Resilience

Chairperson: Mr. Darrin Downes
Deputy Director (Ag.)
Research and Economic Analysis Department
Central Bank of Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados

Presenters:

  • Real Effective Exchange Rate and Economic Growth: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago

Daren Conrad and Jaymieon Jagessarb
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

  • A Monthly Economic Activity Index System For Suriname Sailesh Bhaghoe

Central Bank of Suriname
Paramaribo, Suriname

  • An Analysis of the Relationship between NPLs and Macroeconomic Indicators in Selected Caribbean Economies: A  Panel-Vector Autoregressive Approach

Sharon Branch, Martiniqua Moxey and Naddette Culmer
Central Bank of the Bahamas
Nassau, The Bahamas

DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS


SESSION IV

Sub-Theme: Fiscal Issues and Debt

Chairperson: Mrs. Julia Jhinkoo-Ramdass
Caribbean Economic Research Team
Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Presenters:

  • Monitoring Private Sector External Debt in the Caribbean: An Updated and Revised Analysis

Joseph Jason Cotton
Caribbean Development Bank
Bridgetown, Barbados

Vishana Jagessar
Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

  • Fiscal Cyclicality in Oil Rich Developing Countries: Does the existence of A SWF Matter?

Roger Hosein, Jaymieon Jagessar and Regan Deonanan
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

  • Tipping Point: The Efficiency and Sufficiency of the Tax Structure in Belize

Lylia Roberts, Candice Soutar-Smith and Giselle Waight
Central Bank of Belize
Belmopan, Belize

  • In or Out: Is Government Borrowing Crowding Out Private Sector Credit in The Bahamas?

Latoya Smith & Lynsey Ward
Central Bank of the Bahamas
Nassau, The Bahamas

DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS



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