Yiagadeesen Samy
Yiagadeesen Samy
Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Canada

Dr. Yiagadeesen Samy is Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University, 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.

Born and raised in Mauritius, where he attended the Royal College Curepipe, 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.

  • PhD, Economics, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • MA, Economics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • BA, Economics and Mathematics (First Class Standing), York University, Canada
  • International Trade and Development
  • Domestic Resource Mobilization
  • Fragile States, Foreign Aid, and Income Inequality