Conference on the Economy (COTE) 2008

Event Date(s): 08/10/2008 - 09/10/2008

Location: UWI School of Education Auditorium, St. Augustine

The Department of Economics, UWI, St. Augustine will hold its second annual Conference on the Trinidad and Tobago Economy (COTE) on October 8th and 9th 2008 at the UWI School of Education Auditorium, St. Augustine COTE 2008 aims to offer possible solutions to the key economic and development issues facing Trinidad and Tobago and the wider region.

This year’s Conference theme, “Economic Planning in a Turbulent Environment – A Tribute to Dr. Trevor Farrell” is held in tribute to former Senior Lecturer Dr. Trevor Farrell, and will explore the works of Dr. Farrell to discern any insights these may have to offer to contemporary problems. Among the topics to be discussed, a high powered panel will critically examine the Trinidad and Tobago Vision 2020 process and prospects.

Sir Courtney Blackman, featured speaker will present on the topic:"The Global Financial Crisis and the Collapse of the Neo-Liberal Paradigm". Other speakers include Prof. Dennis Pantin,Prof. Karl Theodore,Prof. Norman Girvan,Dr. Auliana Poon,Dr. Gillian Marcelle,Dr. Ralph Henry and Dr. Lester Henry.

Target Audience: Public and private sector high level executives, Trade union representatives, Government representatives, Academics and Citizens concerned with T&T’s development prospects.

The Agenda is as follows:

Day 1 - October 8, 2008

Feature Speaker:  Sir Courtney Blackman - "The Global Financial Crisis and the Collapse of the Neo-Liberal Paradigm"

"Oil and the Macro Economy"

Feature Paper by Mr. Gregory Mc Guire, Lecturer, UWI

Dr. Shelton Nicholls, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of T&T - "Oil and the Economy: The Macroeconomic Impact"

Presentations by Dr. Eric St. Cyr, Research Fellow, Lloyd Best Institute and Dr. Lester Henry, Lecturer, UWI

Lunch break speaker - Mr. Subhas Ramkhalawan, Managing Director, Bourse Securities Ltd - "Finance and Entrepreneurship"

"Technology, Industrial Policies and the Diversification Challenge"

Feature Paper by Dr. Gillian Marcelle, Associate Professor, WITS Business School, South Africa

Presentations by Prof. Dennis Pantin, Head Department of Economics, UWI and Dr. Auliana Poon, Managing Director, Tourism Intelligence International


Day 2 - October 9, 2008

"Regional Integration in an Era of Globalization"

Presentations made by Prof. Norman Girvan, Professorial Research Fellow, UWI Institute of International Relations, Prof. Timothy Shaw, Director, UWI Institute of International Relations and Dr. Roger Hosein, Lecturer, UWI.

"Unemployment and Social Sector Issues"

Presentations made by Dr. Ralph Henry, Principal Consultant, Kairi Consultants, Prof. Karl Theodore, Health Economics Unit, UWI and Dr. Roy Thomas, Lecturer, Labour Studies, Cipriani College of Labour.

Address by Dr. Trevor Farrell on Vision 2020

Panel Discussion: "The Way forward for T&T - Whither Vision 2020?"


Prof. Dennis Pantin - The Economy

Prof. Karl Theodore - The Social Sector

Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir - Governance

Mr. Lyndon Guiseppi - Financial Services

Dr. Carlisle Pemberton - The Agriculture Sector

Mr. Surendra Arjoon - Ethics in Business and Economic Development


Registration Fee - TT$ 1,200, Special consideration for registered NGOs and CBOs.

Registration can be done via e-mail to cote_08@sta.uwi.edu or fax registration form to 662 6555.


For the registration form please click the visit the website link in the contact information below.

Visit Website http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/cote/

Registration Form

For final programme click here:

https://sta.uwi.edu/media/documents/2008/COTE (final).pdf





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