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The Institute's history goes back to the early days of the University of the West Indies, with the formation of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) in 1948. ISER was established in advance of the faculty of Social Sciences in order to build a solid foundation of empirical data on the Caribbean region and functioned admirably in this capacity for some fifty years.

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Directors' Message

Dr. Patricia Northover
Mona Campus

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Dr. Sandra Sookram
St. Augustine Campus

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Prof. Don D. Marshall
Cave Hill Campus

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Welcome to SALISES Regional

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Our Research

SALISES is heir to a rich and distinguished history of research inherited from the work of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), which was established at the birth of the University College of the West Indies in 1948. Among the outstanding scholars who were either affiliated to or worked closely with ISER were MG Smith, William Demas, Lloyd Braithwaite, RT Smith, George Cumper, Lloyd Best, CY Thomas, Kari Levitt and Havelock Brewster. Together and individually they were responsible for a range of theoretical interventions as well as empirical investigations that lay the foundations for contemporary social sciences in the Anglophone Caribbean. Further outstanding contributions to theory and research came from, among many others, Carleen O'Loughlin, Alister McIntyre, Joycelin Byrne (now Massiah), Vaughan Lewis, Norman Girvan, Eddie Green, Patrick Emmanuel (ISER Cave Hill), and Selwyn Ryan, Norma Abdullah and Jack Harewood (ISER St Augustine)


In the News

Congrats to Dr. Khadijah Williams

Congratulations to Dr. Khadijah Williams


Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Williams on his latest publication

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Williams on his latest publication.

Remittances and government expenditures on human capital...

UWI signs new partnership agreement with Institute of Development Studies (UK)

UWI signs new partnership agreement with Institute of Development Studies (UK)

At the 25th Annual SALISES...

A SALISES-UWI and Haiti-Jamaica Society Outreach (SHOUT) project for Haiti

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), at The University of the West Indies (UWI), has embarked on an outreach and support effort for the children of Haiti. In particular,...

The W Arthur Lewis Page

The W Arthur Lewis Page provides a focal point for all those seeking information on Arthur Lewis and his work, and through which scholars can dialogue on the impact of his work. It provides links to online material on Lewis as well as references to other print and audio visual resources.

It includes an extensive list of his publications and commentaries on his work. Past Lewis events are documented and information is provided on planned events including those which are held annually. Contributions in the form of questions, comments or information about upcoming events are welcomed.

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Dr Natalie Dietrich Jones

Dr Natalie Dietrich Jones' principal research interests include geographies of the border, intra-regional migration in the Caribbean,...

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