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Wilberne Persaud

Wilberne Persaud
Wilberne Persaud

Mr. Persaud lectures in Economics with emphasis on areas having to do with Development Economics, Macroeconomics and Monetary Theory, Financial Structure, and Technological Change. His research has covered fields including financing environmental initiatives, rural-urban migration, survey methodology and problems of inflation and growth. He has been with the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies since 1977. He has authored a number of publications on issues affecting Caribbean economies. While being integrally involved in teaching he has participated in administration, serving as Head of the Department of Economics and chairing committees and sub-committees having to do with computing on the Campus, both during the reign of the "mainframe" and at the introduction of distributed computing with shared facilities associated with the PC.

Mr. Persaud has also served as consultant to several national, regional and international organizations including the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA Jamaica), CARICOM, The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Countries (ACP), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the International Labour Organization. Mr. Persaud currently serves as Director on the Boards of Crown Eagle Life Insurance Company and Ciboney Group Ltd. among others. He Chaired the Board of Island Victoria Bank upon its acquisition by FINSAC, prior to its absorption into Union Bank of Jamaica.

He plays Chess, enjoys music, the hills and countryside of Jamaica and a game of Badminton.

 

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