Dr. Ankie Scott-Joseph

Economic Statistician in the Canada/Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Debt Management Advisory Services Unit

Dr Ankie Scott-Joseph, a Vincentian national is an Organisation of American States (OAS) Scholar. She currently works as an Economic Statistician in the Canada/Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Debt Management Advisory Services Unit (DMAS). Prior to joining the ECCB, she served as an Economist in the Ministry of Finance, St Vincent and the Grenadines. She has held a consultant position at the United Nations. Her main research interest is in Macroeconomics with emphasis on fiscal policy and debt sustainability. She is currently a member of the CCMF's research group on Debt Sustainability. In 2007 Dr Scott-Joseph received the International Association for Official Statistician, New Zealand, Prize for the best papers written by young official statisticians. Dr. Scott-Joseph holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, a masters in Econometrics from the University of Manchester in the UK and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Recent Publications and Presentations

2011 Financing Recovery: Implication of Natural Disaster Indebtedness on the Fiscal Suitability of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Unit.

Business, Finance & Economics in Emerging Economies, Journal Papers 5(2):38:79 .

2009 An Exploration of Alternative Methodologies for Assessing Debt and Fiscal Sustainability.

Business, Finance & Economics in Emerging Economies, Journal Papers 3(2):175-216

2009 The Nature of Rising Food Prices in the Eastern Caribbean An Analysis of Food Inflation During the Period 2005 – 2008 in a Context of Household Poverty.

UNICEF Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Paper No. 3. August 2009.

2007 Sustainability of Public Debt and Budget Deficit: An Empirical Analysis for St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

International Association for Official Statistics. New Zealand