Celia Lopez Umali（セリア ロペス ウマリ） 教授
With the rapid globalization of the world economy many developing nations are now actively participating in global trade and investment. This has led to the growth of their economies and yet a reality check shows that poverty and income disparity still prevail in these countries. Given this, I hope to have fruitful discussions with the students about some of the pressing issues such as poverty, income disparity, population, environment and health that are still main concerns in developing countries. The course will adopt a problem and policy-oriented approach for the students to have a better understanding of these contemporary economic development problems and some possible solutions. We will also look into relevant and insightful case studies to help bridge the gap between theory and reality.
Celia L. Umali is a Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University, Japan.
She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Nagoya University, Japan. Before joining Nagasaki University, Dr. Umali worked at the Industrial Development Unit of the United Nations Center for Regional Development.
She has written papers about international business, agribusiness, food safety, biotechnology and information technology and their contributions to economic development.