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Conference Themes

  • Macroeconomic Environment
  • Resource & Environmental Issues (Disaster Preparedness)
  • Petroleum and the Downstream Sector
  • Trade & ICT
  • Regaltory Economics
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Civil Society and Social Economics


Abstract Submission - 1st September 2012

Completed Papers due - 24th September 2012


Abstracts may be submitted for main presentation, or poster presentation.

Abstract and Poster Guidelines

  • All Abstracts should be submitted in English
  • Abstracts should be limited to 250 words;
  • Abstracts should indicate the conference theme under which it is being submitted.
  • Names of all the authors and the contact information of the lead author should be indicated.
  • Abstracts should detail the aims, methodology and findings
  • All abstracts and papers should be submitted to
  • Download guidelines for poster presentation

Paper Guidelines

  • All Papers should be submitted in English
  • Title page must contain the full title; the affiliation and address of all author(s) as well as the name and full postal address of the author who would be responsible for correspondence and correcting of proofs.
  • Papers are to be submitted in headed sections and be no more than 30 pages in length types in 12pt font with double line spacing and 2cm margin, inclusive of all charts, tables, references and appendices.
  • Tables and Figures should be included in the body of the text with short titles, sources of information. Tables and figures should be formatted in black and white.
  • Equations formatting of formulae in terms of type size, aligned and brackets etc should be used consistently throughout the document.
  • Short quotation should be enclosed in quotation marks and incorporated in the text. Longer quotations (more than 50 words) should be indented from both margins with no quotation marks. (all double spaced).
  • References are to be cited using the author date system.
  • All papers accepted would be considered for publication.

Method of Selection and Notice to Presenters

  • A Panel will review all submissions and make the final selection
  • Selection will be based on criteria such as relevance to the Conference theme, applicability to the Caribbean Economies and its ability to be published.
  • Individuals whose abstracts have been chosen would be notified via email no later than September 7th 2012.
  • On notification presenters would be required to submit the completed paper and power point presentation no later than September 24th 2012.
  • All papers accepted would be considered for publication in a special edition of an International Journal and presenters are expected to allow the Department of Economics to reproduce for future promotional purposes.
  • The Department will provide all audio and visual equipment needed