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Dr. Alexandra O. Zeitz, DPhil

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Alexandra Zeitz joins the Department of Political Science at Concordia University in fall 2020 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Zeitz is a political scientist focusing on international political economy, particularly developing countries' position in the international financial system. She completed her doctorate (DPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2019. She also holds an MPhil in International Relations (with distinction) from the University of Oxford and a B.A. (Hons) in Politics, Psychology, and Sociology from the University of Cambridge. Her research has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, the Review of International Organizations and the Journal of Financial Regulation. In 2019-2020, Dr. Zeitz was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. 

Research interests

International Political Economy, finance, foreign aid, international development, sovereign debt, international cooperation, negotiations,  Africa


Alexandra O. Zeitz. “Emulate or differentiate? Chinese development finance, competition, and World Bank infrastructure funding”. The Review of International Organizations (Apr. 2020)

Emily Jones and Alexandra O. Zeitz. “Regulatory convergence in the financial periphery: How interdependence shapes regulators’ decisions.” International Studies Quarterly. Vol. 63, Issue 4, December 2019, 908-922. 

Emily Jones and Alexandra O. Zeitz. “The limits of globalizing Basel banking standards.” Journal of Financial Regulation. Vol. 3, Issue 1, March 2017, 89-124.

Teaching activities

POLI 662/812 --- International Political Economy

POLI 486 --- Advanced Seminar in International Relations: The Politics of International Development

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