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William Saywell Professor of International Business, Simon Fraser University

Eric Werker is the William Saywell Professor at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Eric researches how countries can build more thriving and inclusive private sectors and how external actors influence economic and political outcomes. He has written on private sector development, the interface between investments and community, economic diversification, foreign aid, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations, refugees, and Ebola. Eric teaches about strategy, policy, and global economics to MBAs and executives and has authored numerous case studies on companies and countries around the world.

Eric grew up in Vancouver, earned his A.B. and Ph.D in economics at Harvard, and then spent nearly a decade on the faculty of Harvard Business School before returning home.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business, Universidade Agostinho Neto


  • 2005 
    Harvard University, PhD Economics