2018: The oil price boom has undermined efforts to diversify the Trinidad-Tobago economy, and the wide fluctuations in oil prices have wreaked havoc with Government finances. Manufacturing has declined in relative importance and the economy is once more overly
2017: “My motivation for this essay is to put the performance of the Barbados economy since 2008 into perspective, and to reassure Barbadians that prosperity will return to our country, provided that prompt, decisive and appropriate action is taken to address the obstacles that stand in the way of
Dr Worrell is past co-chair of the Regional Consultative Group for the Americas of the Financial Stability Board and former Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance. He spent a decade with the International Monetary Fund.
Dr Worrell is a macroeconomist with expertise in monetary and fiscal policy, financial risk analysis and stress testing, economic modelling and forecasting, exchange rates, the study of open economies and pricing and inflation.