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Desmond Thomas

4 Bannatyne
Christ Church, Barbados

Email: deswrite53@gmail.com

My principal interest in Writers.net is as a writer of fiction, and non-fiction in the area of macroeconomic management, an area of keen current concern. At this time I have a complete manuscript of an adventure novel which, from all the feedback I've received, has potential as a real blockbuster. For an excerpt from the manuscript, follow the link:
http://www.guyanajournal.com/Sixties_Saints.html

I have published widely in the area of economics, and also have a lot of material as an amateur photographer which I believe could make for fascinating publication. If I may be allowed momentary license of immodesty, I would claim to be of the rare breed of economists that can write without doing injury to the English language. As a matter of additional interest, it's worth noting that much of my novel manuscript was written on my daily commute on the Washington metro - you can call me the metro novelist. All things considered, this could be the beginning of a fruitful and rewarding relationship.

I am a Lead Economics Specialist in the Caribbean Country Department at the Inter-American Development Bank where I have worked since 1997. My previous career includes teaching and research in economics at The University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and at the Universities of Trent and Ryerson in Canada . My research has covered a number of areas with a focus on open-economy macroeconomic management in developing countries.

I have published extensively in books, academic journals and the press on macroeconomic and development issues. My professional experience also includes service as Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Guyana and Statistician at the Caribbean Community Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, and at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK.

I hold a BSocSc. degree from the University of Guyana, an MA from Manchester University, UK, and a PhD., from McGill University, all in economics.

Interests: Macroeconomic management in an open economy context; adventure fiction; photography;

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No