Gladstone “Fluney” Hutchinson
Associate Professor of Economics
Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson teaches in the economics department and policy studies program at Lafayette College. He served as Dean of Studies at the College between July 2001 and June 2006 and founded and currently directs its Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project and its Gladstone Whitman ’49 Endowment Fund Program. Dr. Hutchinson took leave-of-absence from the College to serve as Director General and Chairman of the Planning Institute of Jamaica between July 2010 and January 2013. In that capacity he advised the Jamaican Cabinet and Parliament on economic, social and environmental policies, and oversaw implementation of the Country’s first long-term national development plan Vision 2030. His 2011 book, A Growth Inducement Strategy for Jamaica in the Short and Medium Term, co-edited with Professor Donald Harris of Stanford University, presents a strategy for the broad-based, inclusive and socially-just and competitiveness-enhancing recovery of the Jamaican economy, while enhancing its domestic and international competitiveness.
In 2017 he served as Lead Advisor to the Government of Jamaica in designing the redevelopment of the market district of the City of Kingston, the nation’s capital and the largest city in the English speaking Caribbean. The project (Downtown Kingston Redevelopment Project) utilizes an innovative Public-Private-Community-Partnership (PPCP) framework that recognizes a need for, and functionalizes, mutually beneficial cooperation between diverse and disparate but inescapably connected stakeholders to improve the prospects for the district’s enhanced economic development, private and community wealth creation, and improved social and civic well-being.
Dr. Hutchinson was awarded a Wye Faculty Fellowship by The Aspen Institute and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to study leadership challenges in higher education in the 21st century, and, as a graduate student, a fellowship by the Earhart Foundation to study public finance and political economy. He holds a certificate in Higher Education Management from Harvard University.