Augustine   Nelson

Augustine Nelson

Lecturer, Economics


Augustine Nelson is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies and pursued graduate studies at University of Windsor, University of California Riverside, and University of Miami. He was a Junior Research Fellow and Research Fellow at the Caribbean Center for Money and Finance. He was a consultant to Synchrony Financial, serves as an advisor to early stage technology Startups, and is a co-founder. His research interests include applied econometrics, tourism, monetary theory, computational economics, and cities’ development.

Research Interests

Financial Intermediation and General Equilibrium, Tourism, Technology Startups, and Cities’ development

Featured Publications

  • Nelson, A. 1995. “Savings and Investment in the Commonwealth Caribbean: Empirical Evidence and Policy,” in Ramsaran, Ramesh, F., ed., The Savings/Investment Environment in the Caribbean: Emerging Imperatives, CCMF, The University of The West Indies, St Augustine.

    Nelson, A.  1994. “Failed, Problem and Restructured Banks: The Performance of Government-Sponsored Indigenous Commercial Banks with Special Reference to Trinidad and Tobago,” In Ramsaran, Ramesh, F., ed., Money and Finance in Trinidad and Tobago, CCMF, The University of The West Indies, St Augustine.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, University of Miami, August 2013 – Present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Miami, August 2006 – 2013
  • Economic Advisor, CitiQuants Corporation, 2015 -present
  • Early Stage Technology Startup Advisor, 2015 – present
  • Consultant, Synchrony Financial, 2016
  • Research Fellow, Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, 2006
  • Consultant, Zagada Marketing Inc., 2005-2006
  • Junior Research Fellow, Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, 1994-1995
  • Research Assistant, Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, 1991-1993


  • Monetary, Computational, and Applied Econometrics


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Miami, 2005
  • M.A., Economics, University of Windsor, 1991
  • B.Sc., Economics, University of the West, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Miami, 1998 – 2005
  • OAS Fellowship, University of California Riverside, awarded 1995-1997
  • Graduate Studies Fellowship, University of Windsor, awarded 1990 – 1991
Augustine   Nelson


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