Dr. Yiagadeesen Samy
Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Yiagadeesen (Teddy) Samy is Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Professor Samy joined NPSIA in 2003 and since then has taught graduate courses in development economics, international trade, macroeconomics, development assistance and quantitative methods. Professor Samy’s research interests intersect the broad areas of international and development economics, and his current research focuses on domestic resource mobilization, fragile states, foreign aid and income inequality. His most recent books are African Economic Development (Routledge, 2018), co-authored with Arch Ritter and Steven Langdon, and Exiting the Fragility Trap: Rethinking Our Approach to the World’s Most Fragile States (Ohio University Press, 2019), co-authored with David Carment. Professor Samy holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Ottawa, an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto, and a BA (Hons.) in Economics and Mathematics from York University. Learn more about Professor Samy’s research and teaching here.
Dr. Fred Olayele
Director, Sprott Centre for African Research and Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Fred Olayele is Director, Sprott Centre for African Research and Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He brings extensive capability and all-round professional experience to technical economic analysis, strategy consulting, and public policy advisory. A professor, distinguished economist, and public policy expert, his research interests and practice areas cover trade policy, innovation, FDI, urban policy, political economy, and inclusive development. He has published and shared best practices in these areas at numerous conferences and institutions around the world. His diverse career spans academia, government, finance, and international development. Professor Olayele has held academic positions and taught at the University of Regina and Carleton University in Canada. He has served as a visiting professor and guest speaker across universities and academic institutions abroad. He was a Visiting Scholar at the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland, and a Visiting Professor of Trade and Development at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. He has consulted widely and advised many public, private, and development institutions. Learn more about Professor Olayele’s research and teaching here.