Caribbean Trade and Integration

Roger Hosein, Jeetendra Khadan and Ranita Seecharan

Pages and Dimensions: 
296pp 7 x 10



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Regional integration has emerged as perhaps the most controversial issue within the Caribbean. While some progress in implementing economic reforms, both at the national and regional level are observable, the efforts made by Caribbean policymakers to strengthen regional cooperation and integration have not yielded the envisioned level of economic transformation.

Caribbean Trade and Integration distinguishes itself by combining history with sound economic and policy analysis. Moreover, this book reviews a survey of several key historical studies that have identified the urgent need for a change in policy action among Caribbean Community member states over time and that have outlined many pointed policy suggestions to effect the same. The book culminates by addressing the need to unpause the Caribbean Single Market and Economy and proposes a number of initiatives to generate this outcome.

While this book is written to appeal to an academic audience, it also provides essential reading for policy practitioners, stakeholder groups, the CARICOM Secretariat and those interested in the dynamics of Caribbean regional integration.

ROGER HOSEIN is Senior Lecturer in Economics, Coordinator of the Trade and Economics Development Unit, and Lecturer at the Arthur Lok Jac Graduate School of Business, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. His publications include Applications of International Trade Theory: The Caribbean Perspectiveand (co-authored with Martin Franklin) Informal Commercial Importers in CARICOM.

JEETENDRA KHADAN is an economics consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank. His research focuses heavily on international trade and regional integration issues in the Caribbean.

RANITA SEECHARAN is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, with research interests in international trade specifically, intra-industry trade, regional integration and applied economics.