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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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 from Prof. Hamid Ghany, Director, SALISES, St. Augustine for being the Most Outstanding Student who graduated with the M.Sc. Development Statistics in 2020...
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...
Congratulations to Dr. Preeya Mohan on her latest publications.
1. Journal Tourism Economics entitled "The impact of...
It’s Only Bananas? A Global Americans Review of Richard L. Bernal’s "Corporate versus National Interest in U.S. Trade Policy: Chiquita and Caribbean Bananas"
One does not usually think of bananas as big business, let alone as a factor in the fate of nations. But according to Statista, in 2019 the banana was the world’s most produced fruit crop, ahead of...
Congratulations to Dr. Bephyer Parey on her latest journal articles:
1. Wellbeing among older persons with disabilities in Trinidad. Health and Social Care in the Community....
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.