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.

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Research

  • 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.

Teaching

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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    Contact Details

    School of Business
    University of Leicester
    University Road
    Leicester
    LE1 7RH

    ulsb@le.ac.uk

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