Department of Economics
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Departmental Awards/Prizes
The Faculty of Social Sciences held its Annual Student Recognition Ceremony at 3W's Oval on October 20th, 2017.  The Department of Economics presented the following prizes:


Wendell McClean Memorial Prize for the student who achieves the highest aggregate in Economicā€‹ Theory in Level II examinations. (Awarded to Julton F. Wagner)    

Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Prize for the most outstanding student graduating with a major in Economics. (Awarded to Shalonde S. Small)

Charles M. Kennedy Prize for the student with the highest marks in the BSc. Economics degree in the Final Year examinations in the Faculty across all three campuses. (Awarded to Shalonde S. Small)

Roland Craigwell Finance Prize
in honour of our recently departed colleague, Professor Roland Craigwell . Awarded to the student obtaining the highest aggregate marks in Levell II of the Banking and Finance programme with at least a B+ average. (Awarded to Richelle R. Smith)

Llewyn Rock Memorial Prize
in Economics for the student obtaining the highest aggregate marks in Level II of the BSc. Economics programme with at least a B+ average. (Awarded to Rashada L. Lopez)

Judy Whitehead Prize
for the most outstanding level II/III student specialising in International Economics. (Awarded to Rhea S. Bennett)



Image result for central bank of barbados logo     Central Bank of Barbados Scholarship 

Cidel Bank & Trust Inc. Scholarship 

Enterprise Growth Fund Limited's Profile Photo Enterprise Growth Fund Limited


      RBC Royal Bank Academic Bursary



Image result for central bank of barbados logo      Roland Craigwell Memorial Scholarship
      (awarded by the Central Bank of Barbados)


Competition - Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge 
                       (March 2017)

Five university students formed a team that participated in the CFA Institute Research Challenge competition, representing The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. This event took place at the University of Miami’s Shalala Student Centre on March 3rd, 2017, after five months of ardent preparation.

The annual global competition consisted of three rounds. The first level was a regional round for Caribbean universities with the winner advancing to the “Americas” competition and then onto the Global Finals. Each team was required to research and scrutinize a publicly traded company – this year the assigned company was “FitBit Inc.”, a firm that produces and distributes wearable fitness and health-tracking devices. Additionally, an equity report had to be written with respect to a buy, sell, or hold recommendation for the FitBit stock. Teams then presented and defended their analysis to a panel of industry professionals.

The team from Barbados comprised of Chris Farmer, Dwaine Jones, Jordan Lorde, Aisha O’Neal and Sheldon Shepherd. The five member team of graduate and undergraduate students majored in the fields of Economics, Finance, Management, Financial Management and Wealth Management. In addition, particular acknowledgement must be given to the faculty mentor, Mr. Damien Gaskin (CFA) and the industry mentor, Mr. Peter Arender (CFA). The Cave Hill team placed second in the regional round of the competition.


Other participants at the regional round were the College of The Bahamas, the International College of the Cayman Islands, the University College of the Cayman Islands, the University of Technology Jamaica and our sister campus, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (the regional winner).

Special thanks must also be extended to the CFA Society Barbados, especially to both the President, Ms. Jillian Nunes (CFA) and the Vice-President, Mr. Jabari Banfield (CFA), for providing the University with the opportunity to participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge. The challenge enabled our students to hone in on not only teamwork, time-management and leadership skills but also facilitated the application of their financial knowledge and theories to real-world issues.

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