Justin Ram (International Economist):

Dr. Justin Ram is an international economist with over twenty-five years of international experience in practice, research, development and management. His specializations include:

  • Resilience Economics
  • Vulnerabililty Indices
  • Macroeconomics
  • Fiscal and Debt Analysis
  • Financial Sector Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Climate Change Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Transport Economics
  • Implementation, Social and Labour Market Economics

While in development banking, Justin was responsible for supporting many Caribbean countries with their policy reforms, which led to the appraisal and disbursement of over USD $400 million in finance.

He is the Co-Founder of the Caribbean Blue Economy Conference and the Caribbean Leadership and Transformation Forum.

Justin has a Diploma in Executive Management from Stanford University and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a M.Sc. in Economics from University College, London, a B.Sc. in Economics from The University of the West Indies and a post graduate certificate in sustainable environmental management from The University of California, Berkeley.

He was previously Director of the Economics Department at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and a member of the Bank’s management team. He was responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Economics Department with responsibility for international alia policy assessments, economic research, economic reporting and forecasting, policy-based-lending, and country strategies.

Before joining the CDB, Justin’s experiences included: Senior Global Economist with WorleyParsons, Supervisory economist with the Mayor of London/Greater London Authority, Technical Director with Jacobs Engineering and as an economist with the UK government’s Department for Transport. He has also been a Class Teacher at the London School of Economics and Political Science and was Lecturer in economics at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Justin also worked as an analyst with Thomson / Reuters. He has worked as a consultant on substantial energy projects (renewable energy LNG, CNG, GTL) in the Caribbean, Central Asia, Africa and Europe.

Period Role
2013 – 2020 Director of the Economics Department, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
2012 – 2013 Senior Global Economist, Worley Parsons Resources and Energy
2011 – 2012 Technical Director: Economics, Jacobs Engineering, London, UK
2007 – 2012 Supervisory Economist, Mayor of London / Greater London Authority / Intelligence Unit – Economics
2008 – 2010 Class Teacher, London School of Economics and Political Science
2005 – 2007 Lecturer, Department of Economics, the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
2004 – 2005 Economist, Greater London Authority (GLA Economics, Mayor of London), UK
2002 – 2004 Economist, Department of Transport, UK
2001 – 2002 Financial / Revenue Analyst, Thompson Financial (Thompson / Reuters), UK
2000 – 2001 Financial / Business Analyst Bertelsmann Media Group (BMG), UK
1998 – 1999 Treasury Officer, Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association, UK
1995 – 1998 Research Assistant with Professor Dennis Pantin / Economics Research Officer, Department of Economics and Sustainable Economics Development Unit, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago