- PhD, Economic Studies - Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
MA, International Relations - San Francisco State University
BA, International Relations - San Francisco State University
- Rick Rowden recently completed his PhD on India-Africa economic relations in the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. His academic areas of specialization are International Relations (IR), International Political Economy (IPE) and development economics, and he has expertise in the long-term national economic development strategies of developing countries and the emerging field of South-South economic relations. Currently he is an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University and a senior economist at the Washington DC-based research NGO, Global Financial Integrity (GFI). Previously, he has worked for international development NGOs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, and has lectured in Global Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and in Political Science at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has served as a consultant to many international development NGOs and UN agencies, including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). He is the author of “India-Africa Economic Relations in the 21st Century: Emerging Connections in South-South Economics” (Routledge, forthcoming in 2021).
SIS-636 Micropolitics of Development
SIS-673 Comparative Political Economy
Area of Expertise
Developing countries, international economics, foreign aid, impact of COVID-19 on developing countries, international trade, international debt issues, foreign direct investment
Rick Rowden is an expert on international economics and the global economy with a focus on developing countries. He specializes in such issues as economic development in developing countries, and how developing economies are integrating into the global economy through trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign aid. He has been published in academic journals including The Lancet, Development, and Review of African Political Economy. He has been quoted and has written for Foreign Policy, The Conversation, The Guardian (UK) and Al Jazeera. His research has been published on the University of Sheffield’s Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) blog, the Developing Economics blog as well as in Mint magazine (UK). He is the author of India-Africa Economic Relations in the 21st Century: Emerging Connections in South-South Economic Integration, London: Routledge (forthcoming in 2021).