Karen A. Roopnarine is currently a PhD Candidate (Economic Development Policy) at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Campus in Trinidad and Tobago. She has been employed at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago for the past 6 years as an economist, working in the areas of Commercial Banking Statistics, Balance of Payments, Exchange Rates, Liquidity Management, and Latin American and Caribbean Economic Developments. The University of the West Indies awarded her a First Class Honours undergraduate degree in Economics (major) and Finance (minor) in 2003, and an MSc in Economics in 2004. Her research interests include sustainable development, climate change, poverty and income inequality, economic development policy, and gender-specific policy issues. She has also lectured and tutored several undergraduate courses including Intermediate Macroeconomics I and II, Intermediate Microeconomics I and Topics in Economic Development.
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago