Member of the Scholarship Committee
Associate Professor, DePaul University
Vice President, GRAHN-World President, GRAHN-USA
DePaul University and GRAHN-World Ludovic Comeau Jr is an Associate Professor at DePaul University, where he’s taught economics since 2001. As a Fulbright scholar in the 1990s, he earned a PhD in business economics, an MBA in fi-nance and an MA in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds an MA in French Literature from the University of Chicago, and a BS in business administration and a Law de-gree from the State University of Haiti. Prior to the 1990s, he amassed a vast managerial experience in Haiti’s private and public sectors, while being involved in humanitarian work. In the late 1990s, following graduate school in the U.S., he worked at Haiti’s central bank as chief economist. His re-search focuses on the politics and institutional dimensions of economic growth. Since the 12 January 2010 earthquake, Dr. Comeau has intensified his focus on matters related to his country. He’s spo-ken and lectured extensively on Haiti. He’s participated in several symposiums and forums organized by groups in Haiti’s vast Diaspora. He joined GRAHN-World, (Group for Reflection and Action for a New Haiti, or GRAHN-Monde in French; http://www.grahn-monde.org/), an unprecedented Haitian think-tank that emerged in Canada one week after the earthquake, and is present in seven countries on three continents. He is currently vice-president at GRAHN-World and president of GRAHN-USA. He is a founding editor of Haïti Perspectives, GRAHN’s scientific journal, and president of the Interna-tional Jury for GRAHN’s Excellence Awards. He is professor and trustee at the Institute for Science, Technology, and Advanced Studies of Haiti (ISTEAH, http://www.isteah.edu.ht/), GRAHN’s accredit-ed graduate program, in Haiti. He is a consultant for the central bank of Haiti.