Arch Ritter is a Professor in the Department of Economics and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. He was Chair of the Department of Economics, from July 2001 – June 2004
He is a graduate of Queen’s University (BA) the University of Western Ontario (MA), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD) in Economics and Latin American Studies.
Dr. Ritter has worked as Senior Economist in the Ministry of Planning and National Development, Government of Kenya, (1985 – 1988): Senior Economist (Executive Interchange), Economic Policy and Analysis Sector, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Government of Canada (1979 – 1980), an economist at the Instituto Latinoamericano para Planificación Económico y Social, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile, (1973 – 1974), and as a Research Associate, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1979.
His major areas of research have included issues of development in Latin America, with emphasis on Cuba and Chile, development issues in an African context with an emphasis on Kenya and Tanzania, the international mineral economy, and international dimensions of development.