Léonce Ndikumana is Professor of Economics and Director of the African Development Policy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Member of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy. His research covers issues of external debt and capital flight; financial markets and growth; macroeconomic policies for growth and employment; aid and social development; and the economics of conflict and civil wars in Africa.
He is co-editor of Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects and Policy Issues; co-author of Africa’s Odious Debt: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent, and La Dette Odieuse d’Afrique : Comment l’endettement et la fuite des capitaux ont saigné un continent, in addition to dozens of academic articles and book chapters on African development and Macroeconomics. Léonce Ndikumana is a graduate of the University of Burundi and received his doctorate in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.