SRC participates in Afronomics Symposium: Vulnerability in the Trade and Investment Regimes in the Age of COVID-19


SRC Deputy Director Dr. Jan Yves Remy and trade researcher Alicia Nicholls are among the contributors to a Symposium convened by the Afronomics Law Blog entitled ‘Vulnerability in the Trade and Investment Regimes in the Age of COVID-19’. The Symposium was convened by Prof. Olabisi Akinkugbe and Dr. Clair Gammage, who are also among the esteemed contributors.

This Symposium is a follow-up to the Webinar III on “Vulnerability in the Trade and Investment Regime in the Age of COVID-19”, in which both Dr. Remy and Miss Nicholls presented on the SRC’s proposed Trade Vulnerability Index.

For the published Symposium, Dr. Remy co-authored an article with a noted economist entitled ‘Our Trade Vulnerability Index Explained: Why, What, How and What’s Next?’. Their article explains the Trade Vulnerability Index the SRC is currently formulating. A conceptual paper on the proposed TVI authored by the SRC in 2019 may be accessed here.

Miss Nicholls’ contribution entitled ‘Vulnerability and Resilience in the Investment Context in the Age of COVID-19: A Caribbean Perspective” extends the SRC’s conceptual research on vulnerability and trade to include investment.

Their contributions will be posted on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. The introduction to the Symposium by Prof. Akinkugbe and Dr. Grammage may be read here.

All Symposium contributions may be accessed here. We again thank the Afronomics Law Blog for the opportunity to be a part of this timely symposium.