According to a release from the Central Bank, Dr. Michael Clemens, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, will present the lecture on the topic: “The Fall of the Final Mercantilism: Labour Mobility in the Caribbean and the World, from Arthur Lewis to the 21st Century.”
Dr Clemens leads the Migration and Development Initiative at the Center for Global Development, which he joined after completing his PhD in Economics at Harvard University. His current research focuses on the effects of international migration on people from and in developing countries.
The Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture series is held to honour the memory of Sir Arthur Lewis, Nobel Laureate in Economics, who made a significant contribution to Caribbean regional integration.
The lecture will be held at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, and will be transmitted via video conference to the ECCB’s Agency Offices in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.