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Contemporary Caribbean Trade Policy

Course Description

This course is intended to map the historical and contemporary participation of Caribbean small States in global trade.

It is geared towards strengthening the capacity of students to think critically about the changing global economy and the options for economic diversification, industrial upgrading and global competitiveness in the Caribbean Region and other similar small states.

Part I of the course interrogates Caribbean countries’ participation in the global political economy, and the role industrial and innovation policies can play in changing the current narrative.

Part II focuses on a sectoral analysis by looking at traditional and newer economic sectors, including services, rum, the cultural and creative industries, the diaspora economy, intellectual property and value creation, among others.