||Central Bank Of Barbados
The Central Bank of Barbados will welcome its 6th Distinguished Visiting Fellow in May. She is Dr. Linda Tesar, a professor of Economics at the University of Michigan.
During her two-week stay in Barbados, Tesar, whose areas of focus include international finance, tax competition, and exchange rate exposure, will meet with senior government officials, engage with representatives of the private sector, and conduct sessions for Central Bank staff and students from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
Dr. Tesar’s visit will culminate with her being the special guest at the 6th Caribbean Economic Forum on Thursday, May 23, 2019, when she and veteran journalist Julian Rogers will discuss the topic “In a World of Rising Debt, How Can Caribbean Countries Stay Afloat?”
The Central Bank’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow programme began in 2014 as a way of exposing Barbadians to eminent international economists. Previous fellows include Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, founding director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Dr. Patrick Honohan, former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, who helped shepherd his country through its worst financial crisis in a generation; and most recently, Professor Andrew Rose, the B.T. Rocca Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.