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Léonce Ndikumana

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 continentin 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.