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DeLisle Worrell Policy Forum

Written by IIEP
Tuesday April 18th, 2017
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Room 505, 5th Floor


DeLisle WorrellDr. DeLisle Worrell is the immediate past governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. He founded the Research Department of the Central Bank in 1973 and by 1998, was serving at the Bank as Deputy Governor. From 1999 to 2008, Dr. Worrell worked with the International Monetary Fund and focused on the financial stability and monetary policy in various foreign countries. Additionally, he worked as the Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Monetary and Finance.

Dr. Worrell has written various publications including one of his most notable working papers titled “Policies for Stabilization and Growth in Small Very Open Economies”. The paper highlights stabilization policies specific to certain states. It emphasizes how small economies face rigid foreign exchange rates that affect monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate policies which is why they can’t use the same tools as large economies. Additionally, through his working paper, Dr. Worrell explains the concepts of critical growth and provides recommendations to achieve stabilization in small economies through policy.

With research fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution, the Peterson Institute, and Federal Reserve Board, Dr. Worrell has gained a high level of knowledge and experience in the field. He has also been a consultant for various organizations.

Dr. Worrell is joining us for our International Economic Policy Forum series on a discussion of forecasting economies. This event is being hosted by IIEP and the University Seminar on Forecasting at the Department of Economics.

About the author


The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), which is located within the Elliott School of International Affairs, serves as a catalyst for high quality, multi-disciplinary, and non-partisan research on policy issues surrounding economic globalization. The Institute research program helps develop effective policy options and academic analysis in a time of growing controversies about international economic integration in many countries around the world. The institute's work also encompasses policy responses for those who face continued poverty and financial crises despite worldwide economic growth. Affiliated faculty have appointments in the departments of economics, history, and political science as well as the law and business schools.