The Institute's history goes back to the early days of the University of the West Indies, with the formation of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) in 1948. ISER was established in advance of the faculty of Social Sciences in order to build a solid foundation of empirical data on the Caribbean region and functioned admirably in this capacity for some fifty years.
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SALISES is heir to a rich and distinguished history of research inherited from the work of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), which was established at the birth of the University College of the West Indies in 1948. Among the outstanding scholars who were either affiliated to or worked closely with ISER were MG Smith, William Demas, Lloyd Braithwaite, RT Smith, George Cumper, Lloyd Best, CY Thomas, Kari Levitt and Havelock Brewster. Together and individually they were responsible for a range of theoretical interventions as well as empirical investigations that lay the foundations for contemporary social sciences in the Anglophone Caribbean. Further outstanding contributions to theory and research came from, among many others, Carleen O'Loughlin, Alister McIntyre, Joycelin Byrne (now Massiah), Vaughan Lewis, Norman Girvan, Eddie Green, Patrick Emmanuel (ISER Cave Hill), and Selwyn Ryan, Norma Abdullah and Jack Harewood (ISER St Augustine)
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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) commemorates its 75th anniversary in 2023. In celebration of this landmark event, The Sir Artur Lewis...
The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona, regrets the passing of Ambassador the Hon. Dr Richard L. Bernal on January 4, 2023...
Chair of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Disability Studies Research Cluster at the UWI Dr Bephyer Parey recommends a disability employment database to be established...
Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie the 2022 Awardee for the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie the 2022 Awardee for the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award, the most prestigious award for teaching available at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus....
Congratulations to Dr. Arlene Bailey on her latest publication.
Pschetz, L., Bailey, A., Rankin, J., Enright, J., & Wilson, M. (2022). Designing with...
Article entitled "The globalization of the health-care industry: Opportunities for the Caribbean" by Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal reached 900 reads
Way to go, Richard!
Your article reached 900 reads
Achieved on October 14, 2022
The W Arthur Lewis Page
The W Arthur Lewis Page provides a focal point for all those seeking information on Arthur Lewis and his work, and through which scholars can dialogue on the impact of his work. It provides links to online material on Lewis as well as references to other print and audio visual resources.
It includes an extensive list of his publications and commentaries on his work. Past Lewis events are documented and information is provided on planned events including those which are held annually. Contributions in the form of questions, comments or information about upcoming events are welcomed.