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Claude J Baissac

  • Executive Director
  • Eunomix
  • 19PublicationsNumber of items in Claude J's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 7Followers

Research interests

Fragile States and Developmental States Corporate Resiliency Sustainable Investment Special Economic ZonesEconomic and Political Development Political and Country Risk Weak

About

I am an emerging markets specialist with 15 years of experience providing advisory and consulting services to international institutions and corporations. I am active in Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Middle East. My work with international institutions focuses on fostering private sector development and investment climate reform. I provide advisory services in microeconomic analysis and strategy, regulatory and institutional change, and pro-growth infrastructure development. I am an expert on the development and efficiency of special economic zones and other accelerated growth platforms. Donor clients have included the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID, UNDP and the European Union. My work with corporations focuses on supporting investment decisions, operations, and crisis management. I assist clients understand and successfully operate in weak state environments, with a strong focus on risk management. This includes economic, political, security, and governance risk. In this domain, I have advised over 50 clients in the recent years, mostly Fortune 500s operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. I have conducted well over 200 consulting projects over the past few years, acting either as a business executive, full time contracted consultant or on a project basis. My private sector and donor consulting give me a deep understanding of the requirements and challenges of investment and operation in emerging markets. I leverage both perspectives to provide high impact contributions

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Publications (5)

  • Financing African State-owned Airlines in Uncertain Times: a Market-based Approach

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  • Partnerships and Privatisation in Africa: Context, Perspectives and the Way Forward for State- owned Airlines

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  • The Case of Public versus Private Zones

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  • The Mauritius Export Processing Zone Experience: Policy Lessons for Africa

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  • The World Trade Organization and Free Zones: Facts, Policies, and Implications

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Professional experience

Executive Director

Eunomix

September 2009 - Present

Executive Director

NSA Risk Management

March 2006 - August 2009(3 years)

Senior Consultant

Kroll Associates

November 2003 - February 2006(2 years)

Deputy Managing Director

Air Afrique

January 2001 - July 2001(6 months)

Senior Consultant

The Services Group

January 2000 - July 2001(2 years)

Research and Teaching Assistant

Northern Arizona University

September 1997 - May 1999(2 years)

Research Associate

Word Export Processing Zones Association

May 1995 - May 1997(2 years)

Education history

Ph.D in Political Science, ABD

Northern Arizona University

January 1996 - August 1999(4 years)

Visiting Doctoral Scholar

University of Bristol

September 1994 - May 1995(8 months)

DEA in Social Sciences

Université de la Réunion

September 1993 - September 1994(a year)

Maitrise en Geographie

Université de la Réunion

September 1991 - September 1993(2 years)