Department of Development Studies

Dr Amir Lebdioui

Key information

Department of Development Studies Lecturer in Political Economy of Development
BA (Queen Mary), PhD (University of Cambridge)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Support hours
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Prior to joining SOAS, Amir worked as a fellow at the London School of Economics and led the Canning House Research Forum, on the future of trade in Latin America. He was also an affiliated lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge where he convened a course on natural resources and development. Amir holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. He regularly provides analysis for governments, multilateral organisations, and civil society.

Research interests

Industrial policy and export diversification; Natural resources; Energy transitions and low carbon transformation; Inequality; Sovereign wealth funds; Latin America; Africa; Arab World

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