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The BES President 

Mr. Simon Naitram


The BES President  - Mr. Simon Naitram

Simon Naitram is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He’s also a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, where his research focuses on international corporate taxation. In 2011, Simon completed a BSc Economics with Law at the University of the West Indies. He continued on to do an MSc Financial and Business Economics at the same institution, becoming truly engaged with economics.


Simon has worked at the Central Bank of Barbados as a researcher, and in the private sector as an economist in the financial industry. His broad areas of expertise are in public economics, financial economics, and macroeconomics.


Simon got into economics to try to make a difference—to improve the lives of regular Barbadians. His passion for economics is driven by the deep belief that Barbados can become a modern, prosperous society. Taking up the role as President of the Barbados Economics Society is a step towards that goal of having a real impact on people’s lives.


Simon began his blog 'We Should All Be Economists' with the aim of making the Barbadian economy easily understandable to all Barbadians. He aims to continue this process through the Barbados Economics Society, by helping Barbadians to understand how economic policy affects their lives.

His vision for the Barbados Economics Society is for the Society to lead the public conversation on where the Barbadian economy is going and where it should go in the long run. He wants the Society to help answer questions like ‘what should Barbados look like in ten years?’ and ‘how do we create a modern and prosperous Barbadian economy?’

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