Dr. Kari H.I. Grenade

Economist at the Caribbean Development Bank

Kari is an economist currently employed with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Barbados. Prior to joining the CDB in 2009, she was employed as an economist with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in St. Kitts for a period of five years. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, a Masters degree in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto and an Undergraduate degree in Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. She is a member of the American Economics Association. Kari is the recipient of key awards and scholarships including the Wendell McLean’s Prize for Best Student in Economics, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, 2000/2001; the Llewyn Rock’s Prize for Best Student in Economics, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, 1999/2000; a Commonwealth scholarship in 2002; and the Organisation of American States Scholarship in 1999.  Kari has published in international and regional journals mainly in the areas of economic development, economic growth (growth diagnostics), international macroeconomics, and public finance. She is a proud Grenadian.