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Call for Papers – 44th Annual Review Seminar

About the Seminar

Since 1981, the Central Bank of Barbados’ Annual Review Seminar has provided a forum for stimulating policy-related discussions among economists, academics, and other policymakers from within the economic and financial disciplines, as well as practitioners from other areas of expertise.

This year, it is our pleasure to invite you to our 44th Annual Review Seminar, which will be held in person in Bridgetown, Barbados from July 22 to 26, 2024.


Seminar Theme

Whilst the global economy has rebounded  from the COVID-19 pandemic, negative economic shocks currently linger in the shadows. At the same time, the crisis accelerated advances in the technological field and in digital transformation that have propelled the ease of doing business. With the development of a more connected society, this year’s Annual Review Seminar, “Applying an Innovative Lens to Reshape Caribbean Economies,” seeks to explore the need for small open economies to rethink current policies to meet the needs of the dynamic world.  


Seminar Topics
A non-exhaustive list of relevant topics for this year’s seminar include:

  • Re-evaluating Sustainable Growth
  • Advancing the Blue and Green Economies
  • Promoting Trade and External Sector Development
  • Big Data and the Economy
  • Balancing Fiscal Discipline with Economic Growth
  • Exploring of Debt Developments
  • Financial Sector and Monetary Policy Modernisation

The Submission Process

  • Persons interested in presenting papers on the above areas of study should submit abstracts by June 7, 2024.
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words, with keywords and JEL codes listed. They should also identify the relevance and objective(s) of your study, as well as its main findings and conclusions.
  • General registration for persons not presenting papers should be submitted by July 12, 2024.

Submission Link
Your abstract and general registration should be submitted by clicking on the respective link:
Submit AbstractSubmit General Registration

General Queries
For queries, please contact the Seminar Secretariat, Annual Review Seminar 2024 with the subject line: “CBB ARS 2024”.
Email: cbbars@centralbank.org.bb

After the Seminar
Papers presented will be considered for inclusion in the Central Bank of Barbados’ Working Papers Series, with valuable feedback given to the corresponding author as part of the peer review process.

Important Dates

  • June 7,2024: Submission of abstract and registration form
  • June 13, 2024: Notification of acceptance
  • July 8, 2024: Deadline for final version of paper
  • July 12, 2024: Deadline for general registration


Call for papers