Trade and Economic Development Unit



The Trade and Economic Development Unit (TEDU) was officially established in September

2010 as a research cluster of the Department of Economics. The main focus of the unit is

regional trade and trade-related issues. In this regard, the unit will enable the University of the

West Indies to become an intellectual hub for the wider Caribbean region for technical and

theoretical expertise as it relates to trade and economic development issues in the Caribbean. The

research and information output of this unit will enable Caribbean policy makers to better take

advantage of opportunities on offer in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. The unit will

also allow the University to foster economic development and awareness of international trade

issues in the region through intellectual leadership.     


The TEDU is headed by Dr. Roger Hosein, as coordinator, and Mr. Martin Franklin, as Assistant