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Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Economics


 Professor Troy Lorde

Professor Troy Lorde

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor of Tourism Economics

Department: ECON


Professor Troy Lorde is a Professor of Tourism Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.  He completed the BSc Economics and Accounting at The UWI, a MA Economics at York University, Canada, and his PhD in Economics (specialisation in tourism) from the University of Surrey in the UK.
Professor Lorde has taught many courses over the years at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision of several MPhil and PhD students. His teaching and mentoring have been recognised by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Guild of Students for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.  The Faculty of Social Sciences also awarded for Recognition of Leadership and Mentoring.
Professor Lorde’s main research interests are in the fields of international tourism, tourism demand, and international trade. He has published 55 papers and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals, prepared 7 technical reports and presented papers at 47 conferences.  The Professor has also received numerous research grants and awards from The UWI, including the prestigious Principal’s Award for Excellence in Research, the Campus Award for Best Collaborative Research and Campus Award for in Recognition of Researchers/Research Teams who have won Significant Funding. According to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), a central index of economics research, he is currently ranked in the top 10% of researchers in Central America and the Caribbean (CAC) and top 14% in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Professor Lorde currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) and Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), both in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, and as Member of the Minimum Wage Board in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Relations.  He is a Member of the Conference of the Latin American Network for Research on Services (REDLAS) Academic Committee, a member of the International Association of Tourism Economics and formerly a member of the Commonwealth Specialist Pool of Consultants on Small States and Climate Finance.


Professor of Tourism Economics
PhD Tourism Economics, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
M.A. Economics, York University, Canada
BSc. Economics & Accounting, The University of the West Indies,Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Research Areas

Tourism Economics
International Trade
Growth and Development

Teaching Areas

Economics of Tourism
International Trade

Select Publications

Distance matters: The impact of physical and relative distance on pleasure tourists’ length of stay in Barbados. Mahalia Jackman, Troy Lorde,Simon Naitram, and Tori Greenaway. 2020. Annals of Tourism Research.
Should the Caribbean Look to the East? An assessment of Caribbean export potential. Lorde, Troy, Antonio, A., Roger Hosein, and Mu Yifei. 2020.The International Trade Journal 34(1): 136-150. 
Technology, Airbnb, technological change and disruption in Barbadian tourism: A theoretical framework. Lorde, Troy, and Tennyson S.D. Joseph. 2019. Third World Quarterly 40(12): 2190-2209. 
Price-setting behavior in a tourism sharing economy accommodation market: A hedonic price analysis of Airbnb hosts in the Caribbean. Lorde, Troy, Jadon Jacob and Quinn Weekes. 2019.Tourism Management Perspectives 30: 251-261. 

Visitors’ willingness to pay marine conservation fees in Barbados. Schumann, Peter, W., Ryan Skeete, Richard Waite, Troy Lorde, Prosper Bangwayo-Skeete, Hazel Oxenford, David Gill, Winston Moore, and Fredrika Spencer. 2019. Tourism Management 71: 319-326. 
A structural model of HIV risk-taking intentions in Barbados. Phillips, Kimone, Troy Lorde, and Dwayne Devonish. 2019. HIV & AIDS Review 18(1): 62-69.  
Estimating the trade and revenue impacts on Barbados of the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement. Global Business Lorde, Troy, and Antonio Alleyne. 2018. Review 19(5): 1129-1151. DOI: 
A firm-level investigation of innovation in the Caribbean: A comparison of manufacturing and service firms. Alleyne, Antonio, Troy Lorde, and Quinn Weekes. 2017. Economies 5(3): 34-51.

Modeling Caribbean tourism demand: An augmented gravity approach. Lorde, Troy, Gang Li, and David Airey. 2016. Journal of Travel Research 55(7): 946-956. 

Climate change and Atlantic storm activity and the socio-economic impacts on the Caribbean. Moore, Winston, Wayne Elliott, and Troy Lorde. 2016. Global Environmental Change. 

Additional Info

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