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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


Languages spoken other than English: Spanish

Research field: development economics

• international dimensions of economic development
• development issues in Latin America with particular reference to Cuba and Chile
• African economic development issues
• the mineral sector, the international mineral economy and public policy

Selected publications:


African Economic Development, (textbook). (co-authors: Steven Langdon and Yiagadeesenn Samy). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge, forthcoming February 2018.

Entrepreneurial Cuba: the Changing Policy Landscape, (co-author: Ted A. Henken), Boulder Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, (2015), pp. 1–373.

The Cuban Economy (editor), Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, (2004), pp 1–248.

Cuba in the International System: Integration and Normalization, (co-editor: J. Kirk), London: Macmillan, (1995), pp. 1–294.

Latin America to the Year 2000: Reactivating Growth, Improving Equity, Sustaining Democracy, (co-editors: M. Cameron and D. Pollock), New York: Praeger, (1992), pp. 1–250.

The Economic Development of Revolutionary Cuba: Strategy and Performance, New York: Praeger, (1974), pp. 1–372.

Articles in Refereed Journals: 

“Private and Cooperative Enterprise in Cuba’s Economic Future”, Social Research: An International Quarterly, New York: The New School for Social Research, Vol. 84, No. 2 (Summer 2017), pp. 277–304.

“Revolution in the Revolution: Recent Developments in the Cuban Economy”, Latin American Research Review, Vol. 49, No. 3. (2014), Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh.

“Estados Unidos-Cuba: Potenciales Implicaciones Económicas de la Normalización” Revista TEMAS, special issue of Cuba-Estados Unidos: tan lejos, tan cerca. Editors: Rafael Hernandez, Havana Cuba, and Special Editor: Jorge Dominguez, Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts,  número 62–63 (abril-septiembre de 2010), pp. 79–89.

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

Articles in books:

“U.S.-Cuba Relations: The Potential Economic Implications of Normalization” Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations: Shall We Play Ball? (Editors: Rafael Hernandez, Jorge Dominguez, and Lorena Barberia), New York: Routledge (2017), pp. 153–175.

“Economic Illegalities and the Underground Economy in Cuba” A Contemporary Cuba Reader (editors: Philip Brenner, Marguerite Rose Jiménez, John M. Kirk, and William M. Leogrande), Second Edition, Boulder, CO:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014.

“Cuba’s Evolving Public Policies Towards Small Enterprise” Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization, (editors: Mauricio A. Font and Carlos Riobó), New York: Paradigm Publishers, 2013.

“Economy: Revolution, 1959–1990”, Cuba: People, Culture, History. (editor in chief: Alan West-Durán), New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2011.

“Economy: Special Period and Globalization” in Cuba: People, Culture, History, (editor: Alan West-Durán), New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2011.

 “La Aglomeración Minera en Canadá: Estructura, Evolución y Funccionamiento” Limitaciones de Aglomeraciones en Torno a la Mineria en América Latina (ed: Rudolf M. Buitelaar), Extraer Minerales y Producir Desarollo, Potendcialidades, Santiago Chile: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and International Development Research Centre, Ottawa Canada, Noviembre de 2001, pp. 17–46.

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