Prof. Dr. Christopher Lingle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977. Since then, he has been employed at universities in Africa, Europe, Latin America and USA.  Currently, he is a Visiting Professor of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala (since 1998), Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), and Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Globalization Institute (Brussels). He is an Expert of International Political Economy at Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA), Kathmandu, Nepal. Dr. Lingle’s research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics that focuses on emerging market economies and public policy reform in Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa.

His previous academic positions include: Visiting Fellow in the Department of Management of City University in Hong Kong (February to March 2010); Visiting Professor at Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok (2008 to 2009); Adjunct Professor of Economics, Georgetown University (July 2004): Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University (1996-98); Visiting Scholar—Emory University & Adjunct Professor of Economics—Georgia State University (January 1995 to August 1996); Senior Fellow, European Studies Program, National University of Singapore (September 1993 to November 1994) among many others.