Mr Kelvin Arthur Dalrymple is an Economist with over two decades of professional experience at regional and international levels. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2016. Immediately prior to this, (2012-2016), he was Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the International Monetary Fund. From 2009-2012, he served as Alternate Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and 10 countries of the Anglophobe Caribbean with the World Bank Group.
He is a national of Barbados and a graduate of the University of the West Indies. His career includes service as Economist, Economic Advisor and Director of Research with the Central Bank of Barbados; and Acting Permanent Secretary in the Government of Barbados. He has also served as Chief Country Economist and Chief Research Economist with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) where he provided policy advice to the eighteen Bank Borrowing Member Countries.
Mr Dalrymple is the author or co-author of many articles and papers on topics ranging from Managing Public Finances in a Small Developing Economy, to The Role of Leadership in Economic Development and has done extensive work in the field of indirect taxation and gender economics. He has also conducted a study for UN Women on the implementation of Child Support Guidelines in Barbados. He is a Fulbright Scholar; a member and past President of the Barbados Economics Society; a member of the American Economic Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of the United Kingdom.