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Figueroa, Mark
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Economic thought as a constraint on the contribution of economists to Caribbean society
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Workshop on the role of economists in Caribbean societies
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March 24, 2004
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Port of Spain
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Workshop organized jointly by the Department of Economics, UWI St. Augustine, the Atlantea Project/University of Puerto Rico, the Association of Caribbean Economists (ACE) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung with the support of the Association of Caribbean States
Abstract
In order to think about a problem we cannot avoid bringing with us the baggage of prior thought. This paper gives some indication as to how this may have been a problem with respect to the contribution made by economists to the analysis of Caribbean society. In particular it shows how the definitions used by economists may have caused them to pay less attention to the importance of the Diaspora and its economic importance to the Caribbean.....
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