Archibald Ritter is a Canadian citizen living in Ottawa Canada, married with five children and some grandchildren. He currently is a “Distinguished Research Professor” in the Department of Economics and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. He holds a BA in Economics from Queen’s University, an MA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in Economics with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Besides his employment at Carleton University, he has worked in the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago Chile (1973-1974), the Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Government of Canada (1979-1981). He has lived and worked in Kenya and Tanzania and taught at the University of Liberia in 2011.
Steven Langdon has worked as an economist, researcher or project director in 20 Sub-Saharan African countries, from Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria to South Africa, Mozambique and Ethiopia. He has his doctorate from the University of Sussex, which he attended on a Commonwealth Scholarship, completing research on multinational corporations in Kenya (where he lived for several extended periods,) before becoming an Associate Professor of Economics at Carleton University.
From 1984 to 1993, he was elected to Canada’s Parliament as an M.P., serving on the Finance and Industry committees. After that, he taught International Development at Trent University, worked with the World Bank on projects in Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria and Angola, then directed a joint African-Canadian project to help strengthen parliaments across 15 African nations. He is now an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Carleton.
Born and raised in Mauritius, Yiagadeesen (Teddy) Samy has lived in Canada for more than twenty years. He is a Full Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, where he has been teaching and doing research since 2003. He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from York University, an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Ottawa.
He has published widely on issues related to international economics and economic development. Some of his recent peer-reviewed work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Third World Quarterly, International Interactions, and Journal of Conflict Resolution. He was the co-editor of the 2013 issue of Canada Among Nations on Canada-Africa relations and more recently co-authored the 2015 Africa Capacity Report on Capacity Imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa. His current research areas include state fragility, aid effectiveness, domestic resource mobilization and income inequality.