Rohinton Medhora, Background

Rohinton P. Medhora is President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, joining in 2012. He served on CIGI’s International Board of Directors since 2009. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).  At IDRC, Rohinton led the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic and Adjustment Policies and Trade, Employment and Competitiveness initiatives. He is also a former director of IDRC’s social and economic policy programs.

Rohinton received his doctorate in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he also subsequently taught for a number of years. In addition to his Ph.D., Rohinton earned his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Toronto, where he majored in economics. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations, aid effectiveness and development economics. He has published extensively on these issues in professional and non-technical journals, and has produced two books: Finance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries (Routledge, 2001); and Financial Reform in Developing Countries (Macmillan, 1998), which he co-edited with José Fanelli. In 2013, he was co-editor with Yiagadeesen Samy of Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, which is volume 27 in the highly influential Canada Among Nations book series.  In 2014, he co-edited International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects (Oxford University Press).

Rohinton serves on the boards of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research and the science and environment organization START International.

In the News

  1. An Interview with Rohinton Medhora, Partner Pulse, ISN ETH Zurich, November 30, 2013
  2. $60-million program for international law launches, James Bradshaw, The Globe and Mail, November 29, 2013
  3. The people’s choice?, Bob Vrbanac, Waterloo Chronicle, April 9, 2013
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