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Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Wayne Robinson (left) with Governor Richard Byles (second left) and deputy governors John Robinson and Natalie Haynes. (File photo)

Dr Wayne Robinson appointed senior deputy governor at Bank of Jamaica

Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Wayne Robinson (left) with Governor Richard Byles (second left) and deputy governors John Robinson and Natalie Haynes. (File photo)

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Deputy Governor Dr Wayne Robinson has been promoted to senior deputy governor effective October 1, 2020.

New senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Jamaica, Wayne Robinson (left) with Governor, Richard Byles (2nd left), and Deputy Governors John Robinson and Natalie Haynes.

Dr Robinson, who is in charge of its Research and Economic Programming Division, and Financial Stability, was appointed by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service.

He will succeed John Robinson, who demits the post he held for seven of the over 35 years spent at the BOJ, after his contract expires on September 30, 2020.

A view of the Noel Nethersole statue standing in front of Bank of Jamaica in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo: Miami Herald)

Dr Robinson has served in several capacities at the BOJ, rising through the ranks from clerk in the Information Systems Department to his current position as Deputy Governor.

The BOJ indicates that he has played a leading role in designing Jamaica’s economic programme, and in the design and implementation of monetary policy and financial market reforms. He also led the development of BOJ’s macro-prudential policy framework in addition to contributing to the strategic management of the Bank.

Dr Robinson has published on monetary and financial issues in a number of international journals, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Papers, Macroeconomic Dynamics and Journal of International Money and Finance.

The central banker also previously served on the Boards of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) and the National Investment Bank of Jamaica.

A  Commonwealth Scholar, he holds a PhD. in Economics from the University of Manchester, England, and MSc. and BSc. Degrees in Economics from the University of the West Indies (UWI).