AcademicAwards

Georgia State University (PhD)

  • 2018 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow
  • Dissertation Support Grant: Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise- 2016, 2017, 2018 (USD 5800)
  • Grant:  W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace, 2016 & 2018 (USD 1800)
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, 2015 & 2016 (USD 8000)
  • Quantitative Economics Award for Best Performance in PhD Econometrics Sequence, 2016  (USD 1000)
  • Summer Grant: Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise, 2015 (USD 2000)
  • Tuition Waiver and Graduate Assistantship, 2014-2019
  • Who’s Who Among Students, 2015

University of the West Indies

Graduate Awards(MSc):

  • The Top Graduate Student Award, 2014
  • The Economics Theory Prize, 2014
  • Bank of Jamaica, G. Author Brown Memorial Scholarship, 2012-14 (USD $8000)

 Undergraduate Awards(BSc):                                                                    

  • Top Undergraduate Student in Faculty of Social Sciences, 2012
  • Alfred A. Francis Award, 2013
  • Nethersole Award, 2013
  • Ambassador Sue Cobb Scholarship, 2011 (USD $3000)


Non-Academic Awards

  • Prime Minister Youth Award for Excellence in Academics


Invited Seminar Presentations

Bank of Jamaica, November 26th                                                                                University of West Indies, Department of Economics, Nov 22nd                                  Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, November 6th                                                 West Virginia University, October 15th

Conferences

Missouri Valley Economic Association 55th Annual Meeting. Presented   Need-Based Financing Policies, College Decision-Making and Labor Market Behavior  on Nov 1.

Association for Education Finance and Policy 43rd Conference. Presented Perform Better, or Else: Academic Probation, Public Praise and Students Decision-Making on March 15-17, 2018.

West Indies Economic Conference. Presented: Perform Better, or Else: Academic Probation, Public Praise and Students Decision-Making on March 7-8, 2018. 

87th Annual Meeting, Southern Economic Association. Presented: New Evidence on the Causal Impact of Traffic Safety Laws on Drunk Driving and Traffic Fatalities.  November 2017 (with La-Troy Lee).

86th Annual Meeting, Southern Economic Association. Presented: A Gender Gap in Who Gets to Have It All: Human Capital Accumulation, Labor Supply Decisions and the Formation of the Modern Family on November 21st, 2016.

Southwestern Social Science Association. Presented: Education Enrollment and Macroeconomic Stability on April 17 - 19, 2014.

45th Annual Monetary Studies Conference- Financial Stability, Debt and Economic Growth. Presented: Examining Measures of the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate: Macroeconomic Balance and the Natural Real Exchange Rate Approaches as a Delegate of the Bank of Jamaica on Oct. 2-4, 2013.