Impact Consulting

We help governments, quasi-government institutions and civil society:
Understand social and economic development in the Caribbean
Anticipate how economies and societies will evolve
Influence their evolution

Research Areas

Are you working in any of the following areas?

Climate change
Green economy
Blue economy
Alternative energy

Demographic change
MSME development
Economic structural change
Private sector development

So are we.
And as experts on the Caribbean, we may be able to help you get the impact that you’re seeking in this region.


You have hard questions and difficult challenges. Your decisions can impact the trajectory of the Caribbean
for years to come. So we’ve trained and equipped ourselves to offer you world-class, relevant support.

Data capture and surveys

We collect data through polls and surveys online, in person and via telephone. All of our questionnaires are administered using Computer-Assisted methods, allowing faster data input and analysis.

Qualitative research

We employ a wide range of qualitative research methods, including face-to-face personal interviews, qualitative surveys, focus groups, document review and observation.


Most of our impact consulting projects involve some level of economic or statistical modelling. With these mathematical frameworks, we are able to observe and anticipate the complex interactions of variables


We employ a wide range of qualitative research methods, including face-to-face personal interviews, qualitative surveys, focus groups, document review and observation.

Data capture and surveys

Across our research areas, we provide consulting services to support clients in their quest to understand and influence. Our advisory services span from project conception right through to implementation and evaluation support.


Visualising data using geographic coordinates reveals insights not available through any other method. By adding a geographical or spatial aspect to data, we are able to understand how situations vary both spatially and over time.


Simon Naitram is an Assistant Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West Indies, and a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. He sometimes scribbles on his blog, We Should All Be Economists at, and tweets slightly more frequently at @SimonMNaitram. When not boring people to tears with economics, he can be found on the boundary’s edge ranting about cricket or feeding stray cats.

Interview with Simon Naitram, New President of the Barbados Economics Society

In this interview with Simon Naitram, the 2019 President of the Barbados Economic Society (BES) shares his perspective on the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan, the restructuring of the Barbados economy and the role of the BES.


Antilles Economics: 2019

Permit me to steal some space in AE Quarterly to reintroduce you to Antilles Economics. At Antilles Economics we want to see the Caribbean reach its potential output. To achieve this we believe that the private sector must be equipped to lead, and they need insights to do so. For us at AE, we see information as an investment into insights, and insights are assets to an organisation that can be leveraged like any other. In 2019, for our clients in Barbados we are introducing a new service called AE Insider. AE Insider is an independent source of research, data and other insights developed specifically for decision-makers in the private sector. 

AE Tourism

Barbados Tourism: Changing Seasonal Patterns

In Barbados, the so-called ‘winter’ season that falls between December
and March is considered to be the peak time of the year for tourist
arrivals. Businesses and policymakers structure their policies and
operations to capitalise on the expected surge in arrivals during that
period. But what if the long-held views on Barbados’ tourists seasons
were wrong? What if seasonality trends had changed? Our research
suggests that seasonal trends in tourist arrivals have been evolving and these traditional notions of the tourist season in Barbados may need to be revised


Practice leader


chief economic consultant

In addition to his role as Chief Economic Consultant at Antilles Economics, Professor Winston Moore is Professor of Economics and Head of Graduate Studies of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Prior to this, he held the position of Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Barbados. His recent research has examined the issues surrounding the green economy, private sector development as well as the economic impact of climate change on tourism. Professor Moore has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and his research has appeared in the Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Policy Modelling, Annals of Tourism Research, Applied Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Surrey; a MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick; and, a BSc in economics from the University of West Indies, Cave Hill.

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