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About SALISES

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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Directors' Message

Prof. Aldrie Henry-Lee
Mona Campus

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Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard
St. Augustine Campus

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Prof. Don D. Marshall
Cave Hill Campus

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Our Research

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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In the News

Apply now SALISES MSc Development Statistics programme

Statistics tell a story of who we are. They provide a foundation for impacting decisions geared towards improving our future well-being. This programme provides practical, advanced training in the...

Interview with Dr. Arlene Bailey on Socioeconomic Impact Assessment (SEIA) study on Jamaica

Interview with Dr. Arlene Bailey, Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) on the UNDP/SALISES/CaPRI 2021 Socioeconomic Impact Assessment (SEIA) study on...

Interview with Dr. Patricia Northover on Food Security

Interview with Dr. Patricia Northover, Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) on Food Security leading up to the SALISES 22nd Annual Conference held on...

Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie on winning the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) 2021 Research Impact Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie on winning the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) 2021 Research Impact Awards for her article Reassessing Conditions of “Prison” in Jamaica published in...

Ms. Tricia Elder receives the Jack Harewood Award

Ms. Tricia Elder receives the Jack Harewood Award from Prof. Hamid Ghany, Director, SALISES, St. Augustine for being the Most Outstanding Student who graduated with the M.Sc. Development Statistics in 2020...

Recent publication from Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard

Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard recently published book chapter entitled "Accounting for Episodes of Domestic Violence in the Anglophone Caribbean: Novel Achievements in the Midst of Persistent Challenges" in the...

Featured Event

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.

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Spotlight

Dr Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES). He spent several...

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