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Diego Morris

Background

Diego Morris is a second year PhD/MRes Economics student at The University of Manchester. Prior to starting the PhD/MRes program, he amassed over six years professional experience, five of which was working at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). At the IDB, Diego’s responsibilities included project design and implementation as well as participating in key policy dialogue with government officials, technocrats and private sector representatives in 15 Caribbean countries on issues related to private sector development and competitiveness. These responsibilities were under the framework of the Compete Caribbean Program, a US$40 million Program funded by the IDB, the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Diego holds a master's in Business and Financial Economics and a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Statistics (with First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies.

PhD title

Modeling the Microeconomic Drivers of Productivity Growth in Firms: Evidence from the Caribbean

Research interests

Diego is a member of the Development Economics and Policy research area group and has special interest in issues related to Private Sector Development, Innovation, Productivity, and Competitiveness.

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Publications

Moore, Winston and Diego Morris (2010). “Simulating the Effects of Tariff Convergence Using a Partial Equilibrium Panel Data Model”. The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development.

Craigwell, Roland., Winston Moore, Diego Morris and Deslisle Worrell (2011). “Price Rigidity: A Survey of Evidence from Micro Level Data.” In: Price Rigidity Formation and Inflation Dynamics in the Caribbean. Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.

Contact details

Economics
School of Social Science
The University of Manchester
3rd Floor, Arthur Lewis Building
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

Email: diego.morris@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk