Jwala Rambarran has been at the front line of economic policymaking for the past 25 years. He firmly believes since policy impacts people’s lives, people should know about it in easy, simple language. This is the type of passion Jwala brought to public offices, including as the former Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago and an Advisor to the IMF Executive Director (Brazil Constituency). This is the type of passion he brings to “The Disruptive Economist.”
Jwala is on a mission to share his in-depth knowledge of contemporary global economic and financial issues with the wider public and to offer alternative views to policy- and decision-makers. His special areas of interest include monetary policy, financial stability, sovereign debt advocacy, financial inclusion, innovative financing for development, and sovereign wealth funds.
Jwala is experienced at networking and communicating with senior officials from central banks, finance ministries and multilateral financial institutions, and is a graduate of executive economic and financial training programs from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the IMF Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. But he is equally at ease doing what he truly enjoys the most: leveraging his knowledge and know-how to help those in need.
Jwala was named in 2011 as one of the Top 50 Alumni of The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine for his contribution to economic development of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS), one of the most vulnerable areas on the planet.