Biography

I have been at Keele University since September 2016.

Modules tutored:

  • ECO-10028 Introductory Microeconomics | Year 1 UG
  • ECO-10029 Introductory Macroeconomics | Year 1 UG
  • ECO-20037 Open Economy Macroeconomics | Year 2 UG

Demonstrations:

  • Bloomberg terminal | Year 2 UG; Year 3 UG; PG Taught

Education:

  • MPhil Agricultural Economics | University of the West Indies
  • MSc Economics and Econometrics | University of Nottingham
  • BSc Economics | University of the West Indies

Experience:

  • Higher Education: 4 years of lecturing and tutoring in economics and statistics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of the West Indies.
  • Banking and Finance: 6 months in banking supervision at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.

Awards and honours:

  • Keele Excellence Award nominee for teaching | 2016/2017
  • University of Keele Graduate Teaching Assistant scholarship | 2016-2019
  • Faculty of Food and Agriculture Award for Excellence in recognition of outstanding achievement in MPhil Agricultural Economics at the University of the West Indies | 2015
  • Feature commencement speaker at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Pre-University Centre valedictory ceremony | 2015
  • UWI postgraduate scholar | 2012-2014
  • Open National Scholarship winner of Trinidad and Tobago, Business Studies category | 2007-2010
  • Student Choice Award nominee for tutoring practice | 2017/2018
  • Keele Excellence Award nominee for supporting teaching and learning | 2017/2018

Professional Affiliations:

Research and scholarship

Research interest:

  • Energy-macroeconomy-finance nexus

Fields of specialisation:

  • Applied econometrics
  • Banking and finance
  • Energy economics; natural resource economics

Thesis:

  • Financial instability analysis under alternative energy market conditions: A small petroleum economy perspective

Further information

Website:

Proficiencies:

  • Bloomberg
  • EViews
  • LaTeX
  • Stata
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon

Workshops and training events:

  • Time Series Workshop | Certificate of Attendance | Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France | November 2017
  • Lecture Series on Oil Markets and the Macroeconomy | Certificate of Completion | Centre for Applied Macro and Petroleum economics (CAMP) | BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway | June 2017
  • Introduction to Teaching: Workshop 1- Contexts and Methods | Workshop 2- Microteach | Workshop 3- Portfolio Review and Continuous Professional Development | Certificate of Completion | Learning and Professional Development Centre (LPDC), University of Keele, Staffordshire, UK | September 2016 - January 2017
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) course | (Modules: Economic Indicators | Currencies | Fixed Income | Equities) | Certificate of Completion | Bloomberg Institute | October 2016
  • Writing for Publication | Certificate of Participation | Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus | November 2014
  • Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting with EViews; Microeconometrics with Stata | Certificate of Attendance | Econometrics Summer School, Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK | July 2014
  • Action Research | Certificate of Participation | Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus | November 2013
  • Stata School in Time Series | Certificate of Attendance | Timberlake training, Cass Business School, City University, London, UK | February 2018
  • Time Series Workshop (with EViews and Stata) | Certificate of Attendance | Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France | November 2017

 Peer reviewer activities for journals and conference proceedings:

Presentations:

  • Financial market correlations under turbulent oil price conditions: A small energy economy perspective (with G D Legrenzi and R Heinlein) | 1st International Conference on Energy, Finance, and the Macroeconomy (ICEFM) | Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France | 23 November 2017.

  • Blessing? Curse? or Disease?: A macroeconometric characterisation of oil and gas in a natural resource-rich economy | 15th Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Conference, Hyatt Regency, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. | 23 April 2014.

  • Evaluating the dynamic relationship between the energy sector and the agricultural economy | 30th West Indies Agricultural Economic Conference, Hyatt Regency, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. | 02 July 2013.

  • Testing for hidden energy contagion in financial markets of a petroleum economy (with R Heinlein and G D Legrenzi) | 11th International Workshop on Empirical Methods in Energy Economics (EMEE 2018) | Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei at the Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, Italy | 14-15 June, 2018

  • New contagion applications for the energy-finance nexus: A higher moment approach (with R Heinlein and G D Legrenzi) | 6th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2018) | IPAG Center for Energy Economics and Environment (IPAG Business School) and the Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (Paris Dauphine University), Paris, France | 24-25 May, 2018