Ludovic Comeau, Jr

Professor, Economics, DePaul University

President, GRAHN-USA

Vice-President, GRAHN-Monde

Dr. Comeau is a tenured professor teaching economics at DePaul University (Chicago). The recipient of a Fulbright scholarship in 1991, he earned a Ph.D. in economics, an MBA in finance and an MA in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also earned an MA in French Literature from the University of Chicago, and business and Law degrees from the State University of Haiti. He developed his love for education at an early age, as a teacher of Haitian and French literatures in the high school of Petit Séminaire-Collège Saint-Martial (1979-1991), his alma mater. At the same time, he also developed his managerial skills in Haiti’s private and public sectors, and a keen sense of civic engagement in benevolent endeavors.

Following graduate school, Dr. Comeau joined Haiti’s central bank (Banque de la République d’Haïti, BRH) in 1997, where he served as director of Money and Economic Analysis (chief economist) until 2001, when he returned to the U.S. to join DePaul. He currently provides consultancy services for BRH. Other consulting activities include serving as a research advisor for Diaspora-wide projects with PADF/LEAD/USAID–sponsored projects.

Professor Comeau’s research focuses on institutional aspects of economic growth, particularly issues regarding the impact on economic growth of both sociopolitical instability and sub-efficient economic governance. He is a leader and permanent member at GRAHN-World (Group for Reflection and Action for a New Haiti; Over the years, he’s been the recipient of several awards.

Dr. Comeau has not let go of his love affair with literature. He’s published a novel, Bâtisseurs du lendemain (Builders of the morrow), and is working on other literary works, including a second novel and a biography of Maurice Sixto, Haiti’s most famous storyteller, of whom he is an imitator.

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