I want to personally thank you for reading and supporting The Dominican.net. My aim is to promote the people, culture and events on one of the most cherished places on earth, the beautiful island of Dominica.
Needless to say, I have an unabashed love for writing and constantly seek for the beauty revealed in the written word, and The Dominican.net has provided a wonderful outlet for this yearning. It also keeps my thoughts never far from the island. An article I wrote on Jean Rhys is now required reading for students at an English Academy in France.
Let me introduce you to another aspect of my work. In the real world, I live and work in Washington DC, USA. This is thousands of miles away from the little village of Grand Fond (population 700), where I was born just a few short years ago.
I have a real passion for teaching and for several years, I was blessed to do just that. I taught at my high school, the St Mary’s Academy (Math, History, Accounting, Commerce) and at the Clifton Dupigny Community College, now part of the Dominica State College (Statistics and Economics), both in Dominica.
I also lectured at the University of the West Indies distant teaching program (Math, Statistics, Economics) and in the United States I lectured at Clemson University ( Money and Finance, and Micro Economics), and Limestone College (Economics).
I am an economist by training but before delving into the wonderful world of economics, I spent 6 great years working in the Central Statistics Office of the Ministry of Finance in Dominica.
My research interests include currency crises, exchange rate regimes and international financial markets.
The empirical findings of the paper provide support for the view that,
in general, a deterioration in economic fundamentals
and the pursuit of lax monetary policy can contribute
to currency crises. The experiences of several emerging market economies suggests
that the sustainability of exchange rate policy depends both on adequate policy responses to the shocks to the economy and on the fragility of the economic, financial, and political system.