The 5th Caribbean Economic Forum Takes Place March 27

“Looking Forward: How Caribbean Nations Can Respond to Global Developments.” That is the topic of the Central Bank of Barbados’ 5th Caribbean Economic Forum, which takes place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. in Jamaica) and will be available LIVE on CaribVision.

During the 90-minute forum, veteran journalist, Julian Rogers will sit down with Professor Andrew K. Rose, the Central Bank’s 2018 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, to explore how international events impact the region and the ways in which it can adapt to them. Rose, a professor in Economic Analysis and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, will also field questions from the studio audience as well as telephone, email and Facebook submissions.

The Caribbean Economic Forum, which began in 2014, is part of the Central Bank’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow programme. That programme aims to give Barbadians and people across the region access to some of the world’s leading economists. Previous fellows have included Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, founding director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Dr. Peter Blair Henry, Dean of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business; Dr. Simon Johnson, a former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund; and Dr. Patrick Honohan, former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland.