Lester Henry

Lester Henry is currently Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine and also serves as a Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA). He also did graduate studies at the University of California at San Diego. His undergraduate studies were done at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and at Brooklyn College where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with Mathematics and Computer Science. He was the recipient of a graduate fellowship of the American Economics Association. Dr Henry has taught at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and was a Summer Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. His areas of teaching and research include: Capital Flight, Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies. He also has extensive consulting experience with the IDB, CARICOM, and UNECLAC.


Selected Publications

1. Henry, L., Primus, K. and A. Birchwood (2014) “The Dynamics of Involuntary Commercial Banks’ Reserves in Trinidad And Tobago”, Journal of Developing Areas (USA), Vol.48, No.2 (spring).

2. Henry, L. and N. Bissessar (2010) “Trouble in Paradise: The impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Caribbean”, Global Development Perspectives, Maryland, USA: International Development Options, Winter 2009- Summer 2010, Vol. 6, No.1-2.

3. Henry, Lester (2009) “One Hugh Minsky Moment: Lessons from the Financial Crisis”, Social and Economic Studies, No. 58:2, June, pp.77-89.

4. Henry, L. and S. Fraser (2007) “An Exploratory Study of Residential Internet Shopping in Barbados”, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, Vol. 32, No. 1, March, pp. 1-20.