Christopher Lingle

Christopher Lingle
  • Discipline: Visiting Professor of Economics
  • Organization: Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Dr. Lingle is currently Visiting Professor of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney as well as Research Fellow for the Centre for Civil Society in New Delhi. He also operates an independent consultancy advising clients on economic and political risk in emerging market economies (

His previous appointments include: Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University (1996-98); Visiting Scholar—Emory University and 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); Associate Professor of Economics—Loyola University (New Orleans); Associate Professor of Economics—Miami University, European Center, Luxembourg and Oxford, Ohio (1981 to 1984 and 1989 to 1991), Adjunct Professor—Departement de Droit et des Sciences economiques, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg (1989-91); Senior Lecturer—University of Natal, South Africa (1984-90). During a sabbatical in 1987, he was invited by the Chinese government to serve as Visiting Foreign Expert in Economics at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Dr. Lingle's research interests and publications are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics with a focus upon emerging market economies and public policy reform in Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa. His work has appeared as chapters in books, in the international media, and in scholarly journals that include the American Economic Review, Foreign Affairs, Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, Kyklos, and Pacific Review.

His first book dealt with the political economy of Singapore’s development (Singapore’s Authoritarian Capitalism: Asian Values, Free Market Illusions, and Political Dependency, Fairfax, Virginia: The Locke Institute, 1996). A more recent book anticipated the underlying problems that led to the turmoil in the Asian-Pacific economies (The Rise and Decline of the ‘Asian Century’: False Starts on the Road to the ‘Global Millennium’). First published by Edicions Sirocco (Barcelona, May 1997), a second and third revision were published by Asia 2000, Ltd. (Hong Kong) and distributed by The University of Washington Press and the University of British Columbia Press (June 1998).

Dr. Christopher Lingle is a native of Atlanta, Georgia USA (born: 2 October 1948). After earning his doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977, he has served principally as a university professor. Most of his career has been spent outside the USA, including university appointments in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.