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I am a Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.  I was born and grew up in Mauritius, where I obtained my Higher School Certificate (A levels) at the Royal College Curepipe.  I hold a B.A. Hons. in Economics and Mathematics and a Certificate of Bilingual Excellence from York University, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ottawa.  My teaching and research interests are in the areas of International Trade and Development Economics.  My research has been published in journals such as Applied Economics, the Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Canadian Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Analysis, Conflict Management and Peace Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Third World Quarterly .  I am currently working on state fragility and its implications for aid allocation, aid and taxation, and income inequality.  I am also a member of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG).




On sabbatical leave during 2016/2017


Recent Scholarly Publications (2010-present)

"Canada's Fragile States Policy: What Have We Accomplished and Where Do We Go from Here," with David Carment, in Rethinking Canadian Aid, edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David R. Black, University of Ottawa Press, 2016.

"An Examination of Bilateral Donor Performance and Progress under the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness," with Marje Aksli, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 36(4), 516-535, 2015.

"Financing the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa," with Aniket Bhushan and Kemi Medu, in Development in Africa: Refocusing the Lens after the Millennium Development Goals, edited by George Kararach, Hany Besada and Timothy Shaw, Policy Press, University of Bristol, 2015.

"Towards a Theory of Fragile States Transitions: Evidence from Yemen, Bangladesh and Laos," with David Carment, Joe Landry and Scott Shaw, Third World Quarterly, 36(7), 1316-1332, 2015.

"Typology of State Types: Persistence and Transition," with Peter Tikuisis, David Carment and Joe Landry, International Interactions, 41(3), 565-582, 2015.

"State Transitions for the Middle East and North Africa Region: A Structural Assessment Using the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Framework," with David Carment, Joe Landry and Scott Shaw, Economia Internazionale, 68(1), 2015.

"Governance Indicators and Policy Making: Theory and Practice," with David Carment and Rachael Calleja, forthcoming in On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses, edited by Robert I. Rotberg, CIGI Press, 2015.

"Globalization, Income Inequality and Deindustrialization: The Case of South Korea," On Korea Volume 8, 62-78, Korea Economic Institute, 2015.

"The Future of War: Understanding Fragile States and What to Do about Them," with David Carment, in Failed States and Fragile Societies: A New World Disorder?, edited by Ingo Trauschweizer and Steven Miner, Ohio University Press, 2014.

"State Failure, Development and International Security: The Challenges of Intervening in Fragile States," with David Carment and Joe Landry, in Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars , edited by Edward Newman and Karl DeRouen Jr, Routledge, 2014.

"Establishing a Legitimate Development Cooperation Architecture in the Post-Busan Era," with Shannon Kindornay, in Multilateral Development Cooperation in a Changing Global Order, edited by Hany Besada and Shannon Kindornay, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

"Canada Among Nations 2013, Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead," co-edited with Rohinton Medhora, CIGI, 2013.

"Transitioning Fragile States: A Sequencing Approach," with David Carment and Joe Landry, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, 37(2), 125-151, 2013.

"Diasporas, Remittances and Fragility," with David Carment, Brandon Lum and Milana Nikolko, Ethnopolitics, 12(2), 201-210, 2013

"Globalization and Inequality: Insights from Municipal Level Data in Brazil," with Jean Daudelin, Indian Growth and Development Review, 6(1), 128-147, 2013.

"Prediction of Intrastate Conflict Using State Structural Factors and Events Data," with Peter Tikuisis and David Carment, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 57(3), 410-444, 2013.

"Assessing State Fragility: A Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Assessment," with David Carment, The Development Review, 2012.

"The Causes and Measurement of State Fragility," with David Carment and Stewart Prest, in Fragile States: Causes, Costs and Responses, edited by Wim Naude, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino and Mark McGillivray, Oxford University Press, 2011.

"Introduction to the CFPJ Special Issue on Brain Circulation and Diasporic Tourism in the Caribbean," Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 17(2), 2011.

"Finance and Terrorism," Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC), Beacham Publishing, online at www.trackingterrorism.org, 2011.

"An Increasingly Fragile World," with David Carment, in Debating a Post-American World: What Lies Ahead?, Sean Clark and Sabrina Hoque eds., Routledge: London, 2011.

"Labor Standards and Economic Integration in the European Union: A Gravity Model Approach," with Vivek Dehejia, The International Trade Journal, 25(5), 581-618, 2011.

"Engaging Fragile States: Closing the Gap Between Theory and Policy," with David Carment, Global Dialogue, 13(1), Winter/Spring 2011.

"The Millennium Development Goals and Fragile States: Focusing on What Really Matters," with David Carment, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, 2011.

"Terrorism Financing: What Do We Know and What Can We Do About It?" Frontline Security, 2010.

"Haiti Without Tears: Getting Aid Right," with David Carment, Policy Options, April 2010.

"China's Aid Policies in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges," The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 99(406), 75-90, February 2010.

Policy Writing and Op-eds

"Progress - and Missteps - in Foreign Aid Plans," with Aniket Bhushan, Ottawa Citizen, June 2016.

"What We Need to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals," Huffington Post, September 2015.

"Failed States or Failed Policies," with David Carment, The Ottawa Citizen, August 2014.

"Globalization, Poverty and Inequality," Public Sector Management 25(2), IPAC, July 2014.

"Re-focusing Canadian Aid: Much Ado About Nothing," with Rachael Calleja, Embassy Magazine, July 2014.

"It's All About the Money," with Aniket Bhushan, Canadian International Council (opencanada.org), November 2013.

"Who Owns Canada's Aid Policy," with David Carment and Rachael Calleja, Embassy Magazine, October 2013.

"Dangerous Game of Diaspora Politics is Here to Stay," with David Carment, The Toronto Star, May 2013.

"Afghanistan's Transformation Decade: A Bumpy Road Ahead," with Nipa Banerjee, Ottawa Citizen, April 2013.

"We are 11th, So What?  We are Still Doing Fine," with Alexis Ashworth, Embassy Magazine, March 2013.

"The New Deal's Fragility Trap," with David Carment, Embassy Magazine, March 2013.

"We Must Be Careful As A Nation Donating to Fragile States," with David Carment, Ottawa Citizen, August 2012.

"Throwing aid at Afghanistan is not working," with David Carment, Embassy Magazine, July 2012.
"The Dangerous Game of Diaspora Politics," with David Carment, The Globe and Mail, February 2012.

"Let's Get Serious About Fixing Haiti Problems," with David Carment, Embassy Magazine, February 2012.

"How the World Should React to Sri Lanka's Killing Fields," The Toronto Star, June 2011.

"Unfinished Business: The IPS in Retrospective," with David Carment, Embassy Magazine, December 2010.

"Connecting the MDGs with Fragile, Failed States," with David Carment, Embassy Magazine, November 2010.

"Pakistan's Problems Now Ours," with David Carment, Embassy Magazine, September 2010.

"Preventing Failed, Fragile States," with David Carment, Embassy Magazine, April 2010.

"The Mauritian Miracle and the Haitian Tragedy," with David Carment, Ottawa Citizen, April 2010.

"A Marshall Plan for Haiti? Think Again," with David Carment, The Globe and Mail, February 2010.


-My Professors

Professor Vivek Dehejia 

Professor Gabriel Rodriguez 

Professor Xavier de Vanssay

Professor Keir Armstrong

-Other Links


Working Papers

National Bureau of Economic Research

American Economic Association

Canadian Economic Association

Paul Krugman

Jagdish N. Bhagwati


-International Institutions

International Monetary Fund

The World Bank

The World Trade Organization

-Economics / Data / News

The Economist

Institute for International Economics

Statistics Canada

Bank of Canada

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