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STATUS: ACCEPTING NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS
-Technology and Innovation Policy
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-Diplomacy, Defence and Development
- BSFS, Georgetown University
- MA, George Washington University
- PhD, Claremont Graduate University
American economic development, including macroeconomic, trade, finance and integration issues. I began this work in Washington, D.C., working for the American government and a variety of think tanks. My first academic job was at the American University of Cairo, which was followed by a year at Tulane University as a visiting professor. In 2000, I came to SFU as a Latin American specialist.
In 2010, I shifted my attention to industrial policy, which includes research on economic competitiveness. I also work on energy, focusing on regulation and ways to promote a shift to renewables. In addition to academic journals, I disseminate my research through commissioned technical reports, including a recent series on corporate social responsibility. I take pride in guiding promising students towards viable career paths in policy and research analysis. To this end, I implement practical skill-building exercises into my courses that translate across a number of career paths.
2016. “Broken Windows: Why Culture Matters in Corruption Reforms.” Journal of Developing Societies 32 (1): 1-16.
2015. Three Perspectives on Human Irrationality. The Book Guild Ltd: Leicester.
2013. What Makes Clusters Competitive? Cases from the Global Wine Industry. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press: Kingston & Montreal.
2012. “Secrets Behind the Finnish Miracle: The Rise of Nokia.” International Journal of Technology & Globalization 6 (1/2): 38-64.
2003. Political Economy of Energy in the Southern Cone. Praeger: Wesport, CT.
Future courses may be subject to change.