Patrick K. Watson is Professor of Applied Economics and University Director at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, the University of the West Indies (UWI). He is a former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the St Augustine Campus, the UWI. He holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Accounting as a principal subject, from the University of Leeds.
Positions he has held include: member of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions; Chairman of the Trinidad & Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission; Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad & Tobago from 2012 to 2016; Director of the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago; Deputy Chairman of the Regulated Industries Commission of Trinidad & Tobago and Chairman of the North-West Regional Health Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. Professor Watson specializes, and is widely published in empirical studies related to Caribbean Economy, particularly in areas of economic modelling, money and finance and climate change.
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