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Dr Emily Morris
Lecturer in Economic Development of Latin America and the Caribbean
Before starting her career as a Development Economist specialising in Latin America and the Caribbean, Emily Morris worked as an Investment Analyst, Receptionist, Housing Development Coordinator, School Teacher and Further Education Lecturer. After for two years experience as a temporary Lecturer in Development Economics at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies and at the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University in 1993-95, she worked for 13 years at the Economist Intelligence Unit in London, where she was Senior Editor/Economist, Latin America and Head of Country Reports. In 2008-12 she completed her PhD thesis at the Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA), while working as Senior Research Fellow in Caribbean and Latin American Studies at London Metropolitan University, then as a Fellow at ISA. In September 2012 she joined the lecturing team at the Institute of the Americas at University College London.
Emily Morris teaches ‘Society and Development in Latin America: Cuba since 1990’, and contributes to teaching the Economics components on other courses, including ‘Economic Policy and Social Development’ and ‘Globalisation and Latin American Development’.
Emily Morris’s research focus is on recent economic history, and the political economy of development, in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her thesis was on Cuban economic policy and performance after 1990, and she continues to do academic research and write for academic and commercial publications, and undertake consultancy work, on current developments in Cuba. She is also developing research projects on energy and transport policies in the Caribbean, and comparative studies of policy responses to economic disasters.
Forthcoming: Rethinking the Cuban Economy. University of Florida Press Articles, reports and book chapters
2011. 'Alternative scenarios for Cuba: Chávez, oil, US sanctions', Latin America Regional Overview, 3rd quarter (September) 2011, Economist Intelligence Unit, London.
2011. 'Forecasting the Cuban economy: two years, five years and 20 years', City University New York.
2011. Review: Sweig, Julia E. (2009) Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press, in Bulletin of Latin American Research 30:3 (July 2011), pp. 392-394.
2011. Responding to Climate Change in the Caribbean. Conference report, June 2011.
2010. 'Cuba: Prospects and uncertainties' in After the storm. Post-crisis outlook and challenges for the Dominican Republic. Report for Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), Dominican Republic. (Published February 2010)
2009. Cuba's Low Energy Economy Report for the Tedworth Trust.
2008. ‘Cuba’s new relationship with foreign capital: economic policymaking since 1990’, Journal of Latin American Studies, 40:1, pp. 769-791.
2007. 'How exceptional is the Cuban economy?' Chapter 3 in Laurence Whitehead and Bert Hoffman (eds) Debating Cuban exceptionalism, Palgrave Macmillan.
2002. Review: The Cuban Sugar Industry, by Lázaro Peña and Jorge Pérez-López, Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, May, 2002, pp. pp. 436-438.
1995-2008. Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports, Country Forecasts, Country Risk Reports and Country Profiles for Latin American economies.
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