The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

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The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), formerly the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), is found on each of the three campuses of the University of the West Indies, i.e., in Barbados (Cave Hill Campus), Jamaica (Mona Campus) and Trinidad & Tobago (St. Augustine Campus).

SALISES was established in August 1999 as a result of a merger of the ISER (Cave Hill), established in 1963 and the Consortium Graduate School of Social Sciences (CGSSS), established in 1985. Initially concerned mainly with issues relating to manpower and economic development, this Branch has widened its focus to include studies in the areas of political science, public administration, migration, demography, women and development and human resource development.

The Institute works closely with members of the Faculty of Social Sciences on various research projects. It has developed a capability in the conduct of comparative research, multi-disciplinary projects, sample surveys (e.g. political polls, market research) and quantitative economic research. It is at the cutting edge on explaining and investigating Caribbean developmental concerns.

For additional information view the SALISES Departmental Report by year:

                          SALISES Departmental Report 2012 - 2013.
                          SALISES Departmental Report 2013 - 2014.
                          SALISES Departmental Report 2014 - 2015.
                          SALISES Departmental Report 2015 - 2016.

What's New

SALISES 19th Annual Conference 2018
"Sustainable Futures for the Caribbean: Critical Interventions and the 2030 Agenda" Read more »

Latest Issue - Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies
Volume 41, No. 1 - April 2016 is now available from:

UWI Bookshop, Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael, Barbados

Days Books, Independence Square, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute, CARICOM Research Building,
CARICOM Research Park,
Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael, Barbados Read more »

SALISES Developmental Talks 2016-2017
The next SALISES Developmental Lecture on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 will feature the Right Honourable Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados.
  Read more »

BREXIT Symposium 2
Join us on Friday, 9 September 2016 at 10.00 a.m. at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI, Cave Hill Campus Read more »

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
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