Turmoil and Turbulence in Small Developing States: Going beyond Survival

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) is issuing a call for papers for its 11th Annual Conference to be held in Trinidad & Tobago over the period March 24-26, 2010 on the theme:

Turmoil and Turbulence in Small Developing States: going beyond survival

The small economies of the Caribbean and other areas are grappling with the consequences of a global financial and economic meltdown of unprecedented proportions. These consequences include falling demand for traditional products like tourism, dwindling remittances and the accompanying intensification of negative social ills like unemployment, rising criminality, overburdened health and educational facilities and the like. Many small developing economies, in the Caribbean and elsewhere, are also facing serious threats from climate change, the accompanying rising sea levels and the increase in number and ferocity of storm surges. What are the options, given the limited policy space now available to these small economies? It is to answer questions like these that the SALISES is hosting a conference on the theme indicated.  Participation is open to scholars, policy makers, graduate students, professionals and all persons interested in the burning issues associated with this theme.