Meredith Arnold McIntyre is the Programme Coordinator at CARTAC. A Grenadian national, he received a BSC (Econ) honors degree from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill campus; Barbados) in 1982. In 1985 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and completed an MA in Economics at Yale University. Subsequently, he received a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the University of Toronto and was awarded a PhD in Economics in 1990.
Dr. McIntyre had an extensive career in the region working for the Caribbean Development Bank, the OECS Secretariat, a consultant with the Caribbean Export Development Agency and in 1996 joined the CRNM (recently renamed the Office of Trade Negotiations; CARICOM Secretariat) as the lead Technical Adviser. Dr. McIntyre joined the International Monetary Fund in February, 2001 as a senior economist in the Policy Development and Review Department. He has worked in the African Department as senior economist on the Fund’s Kenya team and in 2006 went to Ghana as IMF Resident Representative. Dr. McIntyre returned to IMF HQ in 2009 as Deputy Division Chief, Caribbean Division 1, and Western Hemisphere Department.
Dr. McIntyre has published articles in academic journals in the areas of macroeconomic policy in small, open economies; regional integration in the Caribbean; trade policy and economic development; fiscal policy and debt management and multilateral trade liberalization in the Doha Round. Dr. McIntyre published a book in 1995 entitled: Trade and Economic Development in Small, Open Economies: The Case of the Caribbean Countries.
Dr. McIntyre is married to a St. Lucian national and they have three children.
Earlier Assignments in the IMF
Resident Representative - Ghana; August 2006
Senior desk economist - Kenya; September 2003- July 2006
Policy Department and Review
Senior Economist; Trade Policy Division; February 1, 2001- August 2003
member of IMF Malawi team February 1 2001 – March 2002
member of IMF Kenya team April 2002 – August 2003
Work experience outside IMF
Lead Adviser; Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM); July 1997 – December 2000;
Programme Manager, Caribbean Export Development Agency; August 1996 – September 1997;
Chief; Trade and Economic Policy (Consultant); OECS; August 1993 – June 1996.
Trade and Economic Development in Small, Open Economies: The Case of the Caribbean Countries (1995; Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, USA).
Ghana’s Reforms Transforms its Financial Sector. IMF Survey; May, 2008
Trade Integration in the East African Community. IMF Working Paper; March 2005.
COMESA and the Doha Round: A Strategy in Support of Development. Draft, African Department, IMF; December 2005.
The Caribbean Community and External Negotiations in Hall, K The Caribbean Community
: Beyond Survival, Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, 2001.
CARICOM and the WTO . Social and Economic Studies (2000) Vol 49, No.1, pp. 83-112.
Globalization and Regional Integration in Association of Caribbean States publication – Integrating the Caribbean.(1999).
Trade and Economic Benefits of Globalization: An Assessment for CARICOM in Howe,G (ed) Globalization, Development and Change in Caribbean Society, UWI Press, 1999.
Real Effective Exchange Rates and Export Performance. Mimeo, Caribbean Development Bank,
Trade strategy, Structural Adjustment and the Balance of Payments: A Survey. Central Bank of Barbados Economic Review, September, 1990.
Trade, Finance and Growth in the Eastern Caribbean States. Social and Economic Studies (1986), Vol 35, No.4, pp. 177-212.