Project Director of Regional Statistics at CARICOM Secretariat
Dr. Philomen Harrison is currently Director, Regional Statistics, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. At the CARICOM Secretariat she has been engaged in the process of strengthening the range and quality of statistics in the Region in collaboration with the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians, the CARICOM Advisory Group on Statistics and many regional and international development partners.
Her educational background includes:
B.A. at the University of the West Indies in Mathematics and Economics with her thesis being on “Public Sector Employment before and after the first oil Boom (1973/74)”;
Masters Degree at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at The Hague, The Netherlands in Development Studies, Economic Policy and Planning, with the research work on “The Impact of Oil on Trinidad and Tobago, 1966-90”.
PhD at the ISS in Development Studies- Financing Economic Development research area. Her PhD thesis which was on the Impact of Macroeconomic Policies in Trinidad and Tobago focusing on the Firm under Adjustment and this was published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2002.
She has worked for several years in the area of statistics and has spent the past 15+ years at the CARICOM Secretariat.
Prior to joining the CARICOM Secretariat she worked on Labour Force, Population, Household and Establishment Surveys as well as in the National Accounts Division of the Central Statistical Office, Trinidad and Tobago.
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