Tracy Snoddon


An expert on public economics and fiscal federalism, Dr. Snoddon's current research focuses on governments' fiscal behaviour and election outcomes.

Hongying Wang


A world politics and political economy expert with a specialization on China, Dr. Wang explores the interaction of structural and ideational forces.

Heather Whiteside

2020-12-04T19:34:19-05:00BSIA Fellows|

Dr. Whiteside, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, is studying the political economy of privatization, financialization, and fiscal austerity.

Melsen Babe

2020-12-04T14:38:44-05:00PhD Students|

Melsen's main research interests revolve around the politics of the international monetary and financial systems, with an emphasis on leading central banks.

Graeme Young

2018-12-20T11:30:07-05:00Postdoctoral Fellows|

Graeme Young is a postdoctoral fellow at the Balsillie School and a Visiting Researcher at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, where he is serving as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar as part of the Hungry Cities Partnership.

Choyon Kumar Saha

2021-01-05T10:56:10-05:00PhD Students|

Choyon Kumar Saha's core research interests proactively center on political economy, environmental governance, environmental policy, and politics.

Mengyun Zhang

2020-12-04T17:32:49-05:00PhD Students|

Mengyun Zhang's research interests focus on the global political economy with specific attention to international trade and China.

Kaleigh Alyssa Campbell

2021-07-14T15:01:58-04:00MIPP Students|

Kaleigh Alyssa Campbell's research interests surround the political-economic arrangements that relate to the international trade of artworks and the development of national policies regarding the trade of cultural goods.

Jennifer Vansteenkiste

2021-01-06T12:29:39-05:00BSIA Fellows|

Dr. Vansteenkiste is a human geographer whose primary research interests include sustainable food systems, food security, community development, gendered governance, and international development in Haiti.

Kestrel DeMarco

2020-12-04T18:40:11-05:00MAGG Students|

Kestrel is deeply interested in the responsiveness and adaptability of different economic systems during times of crisis, and in examining capitalism’s ability (or inability) to be “sustainable” and equitable.

Ashley Mungai

2020-12-04T18:57:25-05:00MAGG Students|

Ashley will continue her research in international political economy and expand her understanding on policy creation, critical security studies and global development governance.

Aaron T. Francis

2020-12-04T14:53:22-05:00PhD Students|

Aaron's research examines the political economy of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Caribbean with specific reference to extractive industry development in the aluminum and oil sectors of Jamaica and Guyana, respectively.

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