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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
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).
sabbatical leave during 2016/2017
"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.
"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,
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
"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.
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
Inequality: Insights from Municipal Level Data in Brazil," with
Jean Daudelin, Indian Growth and
Development Review, 6(1), 128-147, 2013.
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.
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.
Transformation Decade: A Bumpy Road Ahead," with Nipa Banerjee,
Ottawa Citizen, April
"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.
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