Canada’s Engage­ment with Cuba: Naiveté, ‘Tough Love’, or Realism?

April 26, 2001 - 4:00 PM

Archibald R.M. Ritter

Pro­fes­sor, Car­leton Uni­ver­sity
Archibald Rit­ter is a Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Eco­nom­ics and the Nor­man Pater­son School of Inter­na­tional Affairs, and Chair of the Eco­nom­ics Depart­ment (2001–2004), at Car­leton Uni­ver­sity, Ottawa, Canada. He has worked in the Eco­nomic Com­mis­sion for Latin Amer­ica and the Caribbean in San­ti­ago Chile and the Min­istry of Energy Mines and Resources, Canada, and has been for­tu­nate to spend con­sid­er­able amounts of time work­ing and liv­ing in Kenya, Tan­za­nia, and Cuba as well as Chile. He has writ­ten exten­sively on devel­op­ment issues, focus­ing in part on inter­na­tional dimen­sions of devel­op­ment, min­ing and devel­op­ment, and Cuba.

His recent pub­li­ca­tions include:

  • Entre­pre­neur­ship, Micro-Enterprise and Pub­lic Pol­icy in Cuba in the 1990s: Pro­mo­tion, Con­tain­ment or Asphyx­i­a­tion?
    Jour­nal of Inter­amer­i­can Stud­ies and World Affairs, 40:2, Sum­mer 1998, pp. 673–94;
  • The Tax Regime for Micro-Enterprise in Cuba
    CEPAL Review, United Nations: Eco­nomic Com­mis­sion for Latin Amer­ica and the Caribbean, August 2000;
  • The Rise of a Chilean Model of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment
    World Eco­nomic Affairs, Spring / Sum­mer 1997, pp. 57–62;
  • El Sec­tor Minero y la Política Pública, Cor­po­ración de Inves­ti­ga­ciones Económi­cas para América Latina, San­ti­ago Chile
    Serie Docente No 20, Noviem­bre de 1999, pp. 1–90

He also authored The Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment of Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Cuba: Strat­egy and Per­for­mance(New York: Praeger 1974).