Sir Courtney N. Blackman holds the BA (Hons) in Modern History from London-UCWI (1956) and the Ph.D. from the Columbia Business School (1969), and later worked on Wall Street as a banking economist (1968–71) and as Associate Professor of Management at Hofstra University, L.I, NY. He was founding Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (1972-87), and served as Barbados Ambassador to the USA and the OAS (1995-2000).
He has lectured at major universities around the world, and has published numerous learned papers and three books: The Practice of Persuasion, (1982), Central Banking in Theory and Practice: a Small State Perspective,(1995) and The Practice of Economic Management: a Caribbean Perspective, ( 2005).
Sir Courtney has also been consultant to several governments, central banks and multilateral institutions, and served as director on the Boards of several corporations. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stanford International Bank, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Financial Group.
He received his country’s Gold Crown of Merit and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Hofstra University in 1982. In 1998 he was elevated to the Knighthood, and the Central Bank of Barbados endowed a Chair in Banking and Finance in his honour at the UWI Cave Hill Campus. In 2007 UWI awarded Sir Courtney an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
July 30, 2007
Recent Publications and Presentations
THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE NEO-LIBERAL PARADIGM
Presented by Sir Courtney N. Blackman at the Economics Department – UWI – Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 for the Conference, “The Economy 2008: Planning in a Turbulent Environment” A Tribute to Dr. Trevor Farrell
Presented by Sir Courtney N. Blackman PhD. At the STEP Symposium “Lowering Barriers to Trade in Financial Services Between International Financial Centres and OECD States Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London September 19th & 20th, 2005
Lecture Delivered on the 275th Anniversary of the Founding of Harrison College by Sir Courtney N. Blackman Ph.D. April 30th, 2008
Sir Courtney Blackman, Ph.D. Presentation for Caribbean Corporate Leadership Conference, Hilton, Barbados - November 12 – 13, 2007.