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The University of the West Indies Department of Economics’ Annual Conference on the Economy (COTE 2014) is scheduled for October 9th -10th 2014, Learning Resource Centre (LRC), UWI St. Augustine.


COTE is an annual landmark event of the Department at which findings from quality research and other studies are presented to inform our stakeholders on economic and social policy. The conference highlights what we in the Department see as the key economic issues facing Trinidad & Tobago in particular and the wider Caribbean region by extension, in light of the present global environment.


This year’s conference posthumously honours former Head of Department, Professor Dennis Pantin (1994-1999) and (2006 – 2009), and will examine the theme “Addressing Contemporary Local and Regional Challenges for Sustainable Development”




The Department will like to thank its sponsors for their generosity:

Platinum Sponsors

Republic Bank Ltd

Ministry of Finance and the Economy

Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI St Augustine


Arm Chair Sponsor

Oilfeilds Workers Trade Union


Silver sponsors

Regulated Industries Commission

Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment

Trade and Economic Development Unit (TEDU)


Other Sponsors

Environmental Management Authority (EMA)


Republic Bank