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Dr. Alexandra O. Zeitz, DPhil

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Dr.  Alexandra O. Zeitz, DPhil
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7554
Website(s): Personal research website

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 Quarterly, the Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, and the Journal of Financial Regulation. 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


Alexandra O. Zeitz, "Global Capital Cycles and Market Discipline: Perceptions of Developing-Country Borrowers" British Journal of Political Science (2021).

Jonas B. Bunte, Geoffrey Gertz, and Alexandra O. Zeitz, "Cascading noncompliance: why the export credit regime is unraveling" Review of International Political Economy (2021)

Alexandra O. Zeitz and David Leblang, "Migrants as Engines of Financial Globalization: The Case of Global Banking" International Studies Quarterly (2021)

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

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

POLI 305 -- International Political Economy

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

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