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Dr. Colin Cannonier


  • Ph.D. - Louisiana State University, Economics
  • M.Sc. - Louisiana State University, Economics
  • M. A. - Williams College, Development Economics
  • B.Sc. - University of the West Indies, Business, Economics and Social Statistics


  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Belmont University
  • Fellow, Global Labor Organization (GLO)
  • Editor, Journal for the Advancement of Developing Economies (JADE)
  • Faculty Affiliate, Western Kentucky University
  • Instructor, Louisiana State University
  • Economist and Statistician, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, St. Kitts
  • Statistician (Internship), Ministry of Sustainable Development, St. Kitts



Peer Reviewed

Book Chapters


  • Outstanding Scholarly Activity - Massey College of Business, 2018
  • Outstanding Faculty Service - Massey College of Business, 2017
  • Huel Perkins Fellowship (Lousiana State University)
  • Joint Japan/World Band Scholarship for Graduate Studies


Dr. Cannonier’s professional experience includes work as the Balance of Payments (BOP) Economist and Statistician at Eastern Caribbean Central Bank where he undertook missions to assist national BOP compilers in member countries and pursued development work in BOP. In addition, he also worked as the Country Economist for Anguilla, St Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

His scholarly work has been published in Economics of Education Review, Journal of Labor Research, Review of Economics of the Household, Journal of Demographic Economics and Journal of Sports Economics. He has presented his research at numerous conferences such as the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, European Economic Association, European Society for Population Economics, the National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute, the London School of Economics and the Paris School of Economics as well as at various international central banks. Dr. Cannonier’s research has also been featured in popular outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and UNESCO.

Cannonier’s awards include the Huel Perkins Fellowship from Louisiana State University and a Joint Japan /World Band Scholarship for graduate studies at Williams College. He also has the distinction of representing his country in two sports: cricket and soccer.