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Archibald R.M. Ritter

Distinguished Research Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Queen's), M.A. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (University of Texas)
Phone:(819) 360-1191
Office:A-811 Loeb

Blog: The Cuban Economy

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:


Cuba Empresarial: Emprendedores ante una Cambiante Política Pública, Co-author, Ted Henken, Editorial Hypermedia Del Libro, Madrid, 2020. pp. 1-536.

African Economic Development, 1st Edition, with Steven Langdon and Yiagadeesenn Samy, Routledge, March 2018.

Entrepreneurial Cuba: the Changing Policy Landscape, with Ted A. Henken, Boulder Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015, pp. 1–373.

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

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

Latin America to the Year 2000: Reactivating Growth, Improving Equity, Sustaining Democracy, co-ed. 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.

Selected 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.

Selected Articles in Books:

“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, 2017, pp. 153–175.

“Economic Illegalities and the Underground Economy in Cuba” A Contemporary Cuba Reader, 2nd Edition, ed. Philip Brenner, Marguerite Rose Jiménez, John M. Kirk, and William M. Leogrande,  Boulder, CO:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014.

“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, 2013.

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

“Economy: Special Period and Globalization” Cuba: People, Culture, History, ed. 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, ed. Gary McMahon and Felix Remy, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and The World Bank, 2001, Chapter. 6, pp. 223–261.