Dr. Prosper Bangwayo-Skeete


Associate Professor of Economics
Economics & Finance

Cameron Hall 216B
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC   28403 - 5945
Phone: 910.962.2753
Fax: 910.962.7464
Email: bangwayoskeetepf [ bangwayoskeetepf AT uncw DOT edu ]
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Since Fall 2019, Dr. Bangwayo-Skeete has been an Associate Professor of Economics in the Cameron Business school, Department of Economics and Finance. Previously, she was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of West Indies in Barbados. Dr. Skeete comes with wide research experience and teaching awards. She has published in several international peer-review journals primarily on tourism, social/behavioral economics, and applied macroeconomics. During the year 2004-2005, she was an Erasmus Ph.D. Scholar at the University of Oxford.

  • PhD, Economics, University of Siena, Italy, 2007
  • MS, Development and Environmental Economics, University of Oslo, Norway, 2002
  • BS, Economics, University of Zimbabwe, 2000

Recent Publications
Backpacker-community conflict: the nexus between perceived skills development and sustainable behavior , Journal of Sustainable Tourism , 2021; pp. pp.1-21 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Agyeiwaah, E.)

Sovereign risk spill-overs in the banking sectors of Central America and the Caribbean , Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 73, 10137 , 2021; ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, P. F. Bangwayo-Skeete, Noel, D. M., Brei, M., Robinson, J.)

Modelling tourism resilience in small island states: a tale of two countries , Tourism Geographies , 2021; pp. pp. 1-22. ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, P. F. Bangwayo-Skeete, Skeete, R. W.)

Visitors' willingness to pay marine conservation fees in Barbados , Tourism Management , 2019; V.71 pp. 315-326 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Schuhmann, R., Skeete, R., Waite, R., Lorde, T., Oxenford, H., Gill, D., Moore, W.)

Coastal and Marine Quality and Tourists’ Stated Intention to Return to Barbados, Water , . , 2019; V.11 N.6 pp. 1265 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Schuhmann, P., Skeete, R., Waite, R., Casey, J., Oxenford, H. A., & Gill, D. A.)

Who travels visa-free? Insights into tourist hassle-free travel , Journal of Travel Research , 2017; V.56 N.3 pp. 407-418 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Skeete, R.)

Can Google data improve the forecasting performance of tourist arrivals? Mixed-data Sampling , Tourism Management , 2015; V.46 pp. 454-464 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Bangwayo-Skeete, P. F. Skeete, R. W.)

Entry into export markets and quality certifications: Evidence from developing countries , Applied Econometrics and International Development , 2015; V.15 N.2 pp. 17-34 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Moore, W.)

Is discretionary fiscal Policy effective?: The Caribbean experience , Journal of Applied Economic Sciences Quarterly , 2014; V.9 N.2 pp. 181-191 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete)

What determines workers’ preferences for efficiency over equity wages? , Journal of Economic Studies , 2013; V.40 N.5 pp. 600-613 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Rahim, A., and Zikhali, P.)

Explaining self-declared social tolerance for human diversity in Latin America and the Caribbean , Forum for Social Economics , 2013; V.42 N.2-3 pp. 181-206 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Zikhali, P.)

Do common global economic factors matter for Africa’s economic growth? , Journal of International Development , 2012; V.24 N.3 pp. 304-315 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete)

Crop biodiversity, productivity and production risk: Panel data micro-evidence from Ethiopia , Natural Resources Forum , 2012; V.36 N.4 pp. 263-273 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, P.F., Bezabih, M., and Zikhali, P.)

Social tolerance for human diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa” , International Journal of Social Economics , 2011; V.38 N.6 pp. 516-536 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Zikhali, P.)

Social exclusion and labour market outcomes: Evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia , International Journal of Development Issues , 2011; V.10 N.3 pp. 233-250 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Zikhali, P.)

“Does education engender cultural values that matter for economic growth?” , Journal of Socio-Economics [now Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics , 2011; V.40 N.2 pp. 163-171 ; (P. Bangwayo-Skeete, Rahim, A., and Zikhali, P.)

Areas of Interest
  • Tourism and trade behavior
  • Applied macroeconomics
  • Big data analytics

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