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Sharin McDowall-Emefiele

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Dr Sharin McDowall-Emefiele is from the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Vincent and the Grenadines. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics (with First Class honours) from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. She then travelled to the United Kingdom where she went on to earn an MSc in Economic (with Merit) and later a PhD in Economics from Aston University.

She has worked at several higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, and is now a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Birmingham.

Sharin is an applied economist. Her main research interest is in understanding the determinants and obstacles of economic growth and development. Her research covers multi-level dimensions of individuals, firms, industries, regions, governments and their interplay, based on the observations drawn from different frameworks of both developed and developing economies. Specifically her interest can be grouped as Applied Development Economics and Finance; and Application of Institutional Theory in both Entrepreneurship and International Business.


PhD in Economics,  Aston University

BSc in Economics (with first Class Hounours),  University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Research interests

  • Development Economics and Finance
  • Institutions
  • International Economics and International Business

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Aston University

Award Date: 30 Sept 2015

Bachelor of Economics, University of the West Indies

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


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