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UWI SALISES to examine macroeconomic effects of Government purchases and taxes

For Release Upon Receipt - March 8, 2010

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) will hold its 11th annual conference from March 24th to 26th, 2010. The highlight of the Conference is the 2010 Distinguished Sir Arthur Lewis Lecture, by Professor Robert Barro, on “Macroeconomic Effects from Government Purchases and Taxes.” This event takes place on Wednesday 24th March, beginning at 6.30 p.m. at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine Campus, and is open to the general public.

Professor Robert Barro, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Harvard University, is one of the most distinguished living economists. He has published many influential books and articles, including some of the most popular textbooks used by students of Economics.

The 2010 SALISES Conference, themed “Turmoil and turbulence in small developing states: Going beyond survival,” will be officially opened at a formal ceremony on Wednesday 24th March, 2010 at 9.00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain.

For more information, please contact Francine Alleyne at or (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2038/2391/2392.

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