Wendell Samuel, a national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is Senior Economist in the Caribbean 1 Division of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, Mr. Samuel holds Bachelor and Master in Economics degrees from the University of the West Indies, and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. Prior to joining the Western Hemisphere Department, Mr. Samuel was Senior Director of Research and Information at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, and a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies. His current research interests are monetary and financial integration, international reserve adequacy, cyclicality of fiscal policy and remittances.
Recent Publications and Presentations
IMF Working Paper. "ECCU Business Cycles: Impact of the United States" byYan Sun and Wendell Samuel
IMF Working Paper. "Optimal Reserves in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union" by Mario Dehesa, Emilio Pineda, and Wendell Samuel