Call for Papers

Author(s): Central Bank Of Barbados

Created 24 Apr, 2019
Tags Annual Review Seminar
Categories General Press Release
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The economic performance of the Caribbean region continues to lag behind other small developing and emerging economies. The theme of the Central Bank of Barbados’ 39th Annual Review Seminar, “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Economic Research as a Building Block for Transformative Growth in the Caribbean” embodies the role economic policy research has to play to address the persistent challenges faced by Caribbean economies to achieving greater economic diversification, higher productivity and competitiveness needed to support transformative growth. The seminar takes place from July 24-26, 2019.

Seminar Topics

This year’s Seminar topics seek to address key issues related to transformative growth:

  • Growth Through the Reimagining of Traditional Economic Sectors
  • Reconsidering the Role of the Public Sector
  • Social Inclusion on the Pathway to Prosperity
  • Mitigation of the Side Effects of Openness and Vulnerability on Small Island States
  • Where it All Starts: The Evolving Role of Data Analytics in Research and Policymaking
  • Challenging the Status-quo: Revolutionising the Financial Sector

The Submission Process

Persons interested in presenting papers on the above-mentioned topics should submit abstracts by May 31, 2019. Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words, with keywords and JEL codes listed and they should identify the relevance and objective(s) of your study, as well as its main findings and conclusions.

General registration for persons not presenting papers can be submitted during the period June 7 - July 17, 2019.

Submission Link

Your abstract and general registration should be submitted by clicking this submission link or going to the Seminar page, which is accessible on the Central Bank of Barbados website.

General Queries

For queries, please contact the Seminar Secretariat, Annual Review Seminar 2019 with the subject line: “CBB ARS 2019”.


Tel: 1 (246) 227-8119

Fax: 1 (246) 427-1431

Persons not presenting a paper, but interested in our stimulating and policy-oriented discussions, are also invited.

This seminar is free to all participants. However, overseas attendees are asked to cover the cost of their travel and accommodation.


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