Conference on the Economy (COTE) 2013

Event Date(s): 10/10/2013 - 11/10/2013

Location: Learning Resource Centre

The Conference on the Economy (COTE) has been in existence for the past seven years as the flagship conference of The UWI’s Department of Economics. COTE is a conference where findings from quality research and other studies are presented to inform the Department’s stakeholders on economic and social policy. The Department also takes this opportunity to honour a former Head of Department of Economics. This year the Department honours Dr Ralph Henry, former Head of Department for the period 1990 – 1994.  

The theme of COTE 2013 is “Managing for Development in Caribbean Economies: Addressing the Challenges of Poverty and Inequality”. The conference takes place from October 10-11, 2013, at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI St. Augustine. Feature speaker is Dr. Euric Bobb, former Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.

Registration cost: TTD$1,500 per delegate

DEADLINE - October 7

Panels Include:                   

- Poverty and Income Distribution and Intergroup Inequality in the Caribbean                                                

- Labour and Migration nexus in the Caribbean

- Pursuing Diversification and Development through Culture                                                

- Export –led Development in the Caribbean Education

- Human Resource Development for Caribbean Competitiveness  

There are a series of other events preceding the conference, listed below: 

Youth Events

- CAPE Economics Students Essay Competition and Undergraduate Essay Competition

- Graduate Poster Competition and Secondary School Poster Competition

- Secondary School Debate Competition and Undergraduate Debate Competition

The Secondary School and Undergraduate Debate Competition

Secondary School Debate Topic: “Be it resolved that government transfers assist in the reduction of poverty”

Undergraduate Debate Topic:  Be it resolved that Poverty is responsible for the perpetuation of the Underground Economy 

The debate will be moderated by Mr. Peter Kelly and takes place Thursday October 3, 2013, at 1pm, at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium, UWI, St. Augustine. 

For further details on the Debate Competition, please visit http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/13/cote/YouthEvents.asp

Arm Chair Discussion

The second COTE Arm Chair Discussion takes place on Thursday October 10, 2013, at 6pm, at the LRC. The theme is Issues in Population and Development.

For further information on COTE, please contact the COTE Secretariat at 662-2002 ext 3231/82420, cote@sta.uwi.edu, or visit http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/13/cote/index.asp.