||Central Bank Of Barbados
Created 16 May, 2017
About the Seminar
Since 1981 the Central Bank of Barbados’ Annual Review Seminar has provided a stimulating discussion forum for economists, academics and practitioners in the areas of economics, finance, and related areas.
As we celebrate our 45th Anniversary, it is our pleasure to invite you to our 37th Annual Review Seminar, to be held from July 25-28, 2017 in Barbados.
This year’s theme “Practical Solutions to Strengthen Economic Growth and Adjustment in Small Open Economies” underscores the need for continued discourse on finding feasible approaches to mitigate the economic and financial challenges still faced by small open economies. Against this backdrop, economic researchers must rethink economic orthodoxy to provide adequate, timely and actionable policy advice if Caribbean economies are to balance achieving macro-economic and financial stability with creating and maintaining opportunities for economic growth and development.
Papers are welcomed from academics and practitioners in the field of economics, finance, international trade, or any related discipline. Persons not presenting a paper, but interested in our stimulating and policy-oriented discussions, are also invited.
This year’s seminar will address a wide range of topics:
- De-risking & its Impact on Financial Development & Stability
- Economic Implications of the Brexit Referendum
- Economic Growth & Development
- Fiscal Policy & Government Operations
- Foreign Exchange Market Dynamics
- International Business, Trade & Tourism
- Other Macroeconomic Issues
This seminar is free to all participants. However, overseas attendees are asked to cover the cost of their travel and accommodation. Special rates will be offered by the host Hotel via a link, which will be provided on June 16, 2017.
Venue & Accommodation
The Seminar will be held on the beautiful island of Barbados, which is rich in history, nightlife, music and art. Often referred to as the Gem of the Caribbean, our island boasts white sandy beaches, limpid blue waters and some of the finest restaurants. There are various attractions on land and sea, many visitors return to this luxurious destination year after year for business and pleasure.
The Seminar will be held during the peak of Crop Over, Barbados' most popular and colorful festival. The Seminar location will be announced at a later date.