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Dr. Alexandra O. Zeitz, DPhil

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Dr.  Alexandra O. Zeitz, DPhil

Dr. Zeitz is a political scientist focusing on international political economy, particularly developing countries' position in the international financial system. Her research has appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies QuarterlyReview of International Organizations, and Review of International Political Economy, among other outlets. She received the Faculty of Arts and Science Dean's Award for Excellence in Scholarship (Junior Scholar) in 2022. Before coming to Concordia, Dr. Zeitz was a Max Weber Fellow (2019-2020) at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She completed her doctorate (DPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2019. She 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.

Research interests

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


Lauren Ferry and Alexandra O. Zeitz. "The power of having powerful friends: Evidence from a new dataset of IMF negotiating missions, 1985-2020". Review of International Organizations. 2024.  

Lindsay R. Dolan and Alexandra O. Zeitz, "Migration and Development Finance: A survey experiment on diaspora bonds" Review of International Organizations, Vol. 19, 2024, 185-215.

Alexandra O. Zeitz, "Global Capital Cycles and Market Discipline: Perceptions of Developing-Country BorrowersBritish Journal of Political Science Vol. 52, Issue 4, 2022, 1944-1953.

Jonas B. Bunte, Geoffrey Gertz, and Alexandra O. Zeitz, "Cascading noncompliance: why the export credit regime is unravelingReview of International Political Economy Vol 29, Issue 5, 2022, 1395-1419. 

Alexandra O. Zeitz and David Leblang, "Migrants as Engines of Financial Globalization: The Case of Global BankingInternational Studies Quarterly Vol 65, Issue 2, 2021, 360-374.  

Alexandra O. Zeitz.Emulate or differentiate? Chinese development finance, competition, and World Bank infrastructure funding”. Review of International Organizations. Vol. 16, 2021, 265-292. 

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 402/662/812 --- International Political Economy

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

POLI 305 -- International Political Economy

POLI Graduate Research and Professional Development Seminar (for MA and PhD students)

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