Donya A. Brown

Doctoral Student and Graduate Teaching AssistantDonya Brown

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I previously worked as an Economist at the Central Bank in Jamaica working on Real Sector, Potential Output and Labour Productivity Issues. I am currently a PhD Candidate with a primary interest in applied microeconometrics issues related to poverty and its association with repeated natural disasters, crime and economic development using geospatial techniques.



  • Fields: Applied microeconometrics and macroeconometrics
  • Interests: Poverty, Inequality and their Associations with Repeated Natural Disasters, Implications of Crime on Poverty, Economic Growth and Development
  • Examining Poverty and Household Wealth pertaining to Natural Hazards and Crime: I am interested in research related to Household Resilience to Repeated Natural Disasters in an Applied Microeconometric context; A framework that is enhanced with the use of geospatial analysis. I study how extreme natural hazards influence the behaviour of households, individuals, and the overall economy for countries which are highly susceptible to these risks, such as Jamaica.


Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • EC1000 Microeconomics
  • EC1001 Macroeconomics
  • EC1012 Statistical Inference
  • Publications

    Brown, D. (2015).Testing the Export-Led Growth Hypothesis: An Application of the ARDL Bounds Test Approach–Evidence from Jamaica and Selected Latin American and Caribbean Countries. Bank of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica.

    Brown, D. (2015). Export Performance and Export Elasticity: Evidence from OECD countries. Southwestern Journal of Economics. 10(1). San Antonio, TX.

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