Profile: Archibald R.M. Ritter

Profile: Archibald R.M. Ritter


Archibald R.M. Ritter - Distinguished Research Professor

    Degrees: B.A. (Queen’s), M.A. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Texas)

    Office: A-802 Loeb, 613-520-2600 x 6668

    E-mail: arch [dot] ritter [at] carleton [dot] ca

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    Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

    Research field: development economics

    • economic interrelations between developing countries and developed market economies
    • development issues in Latin America with particular reference to Cuba and Chile
    • public policy and the mineral sector
    • issues of income distribution, social policy, and development

    Selected publications:

    “Cuba’s Evolving Public Policies towards Small Enterprise,” Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization, ed. Mauricio A. Font and Carlos Riobó, New York: Paradigm Publishers, forthcoming.

    “U.S.-Cuba Relations: The Potential Economic Implications of Normalization,” Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations: Shall We Play Ball? ed. Rafael Hernandez, Jorge Dominguez, and Lorena Barberia, New York: Routledge, August 2011.

    “Shifting Realities in Special Period Cuba,” Latin American Research Review, Vol. 45, No. 3 (2010), pp. 229–238.

    “Canada’s Economic Relations with Cuba, 1990 to 2010 and Beyond,” Canadian Foreign Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 119–140.

    The Cuban Economy (editor), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004 (248 pages).

    “Canada: From Fly-In, Fly-Out to Mining Metropolis,” Large Mines and the Community: Socioeconomic and Environmental Effects in Latin America, Canada, and Spain, ed. Gary McMahon and Felix Remy, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and The World Bank, 2001, Ch. 6 (pp. 223–261).

    The Economic Development of Revolutionary Cuba: Strategy and Performance, New York: Praeger, 1974 (372 pages).