Jonathan Munemo

Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Salisbury University

Director of International Business and Global Programs, Perdue School of Business









Brief Bio

Jonathan Munemo is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of International Business and Global Programs in the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University in Maryland.  He received his B.S.(Hons) and M.S. degrees in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe , and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University in the USA.


Professor Munemo teaches a graduate course in international macroeconomics and has taught several undergraduate courses including international economics, development economics, microeconomic principles, intermediate macroeconomics, and monetary policy. Prior to joining Salisbury University in 2009, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Moravian College (2007-2009) and Adjunct Professor at Lehigh University (2009), both in Pennsylvania.  He has also consulted for the World Bank (2004-2008) in Washington, DC and the International Labor Organization (1996-2000) in Zimbabwe.


Professor Munemo’s research interests include country and firm level analysis related to international trade, foreign aid, entrepreneurship, productivity, and economic development, with a focus on developing countries. He has published in several journals including the Review of Development Economics, Review of World Economics, Development Policy Review, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, African Development Review, Journal of Developing Areas, and others.  


Recent Publications

“Business Start-up Regulations and the Complementarity between Foreign and Domestic Investment.”

Review of World Economics, March 2014, 150(4), 745-761.



“Foreign Aid, Illegal Immigration, and Host Country Welfare,” co-authored with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Dustin Chambers.

Review of Development Economics, May 2014, 18(2), pp. 372-385.


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Recent Conference Presentations

“Competition and Innovation Behavior of Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Paper Presented at the Symposium- Financing Innovation and Development in Africa, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 25-26, 2014.


“Foreign Direct Investment, Business Start-up Regulations and Enterprise Formation in Africa.” Paper Presented at the Regional Research Symposium, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, April 17, 2014.


“Business Start-up Regulations and the Complementarity between Foreign and Domestic Investment.” Paper Presented at the World Bank Conference-Doing Business: Past, Present and Future of Business Regulation, Washington, DC, February 20-21, 2014.


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Contact Information

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Jonathan Munemo

Department of Economics and Finance

Salisbury University

1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860


Office Number: Perdue Hall 206
Office Phone: 410-677-0057




ECON 601-International Macroeconomics (MBA)
ECON 441- International Economics
ECON 411- Economic Development
ECON 305-Intermediate Macro-Theory

ECON 212- Macro-Economic Principles

ECON 211- Micro-Economic Principles


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