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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. Hamid Ghany
St. Augustine Campus

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Dr. 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)


In the News

Dr Kevin Williams recent publications

Journal article "Do political institutions improve the diminishing effect of financial deepening on growth? Evidence from developing countries"...

The UWI partners with University of Prince Edward Island to focus on social and economic development in developing countries

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in Canada to partner on teaching and research...

Dr Preeya Mohan most recent article in The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance

The Impact of Natural Disasters on the Banking Sector: Evidence from Hurricane Strikes in the Caribbean
by Michael Brei, Preeya Mohan and Eric Strobl

While natural disasters...

Featured Event

Upcoming Events

3rd Regional Mixed Method Research Conference

March 26, 2019 | St. Augistine Campus

20th Annual SALISES Conference 2019

May 07, 2019 | Cave Hill Campus

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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Dr Dacia Leslie


Dacia Leslie is a Research Fellow at SALISES, The University of the West Indies, Mona campus,...

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