Alex Debs

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Associate Professor of Political Science


Alexandre Debs is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Yale University, where he is also the Faculty Director of the Nuclear Security Program in International Security Studies at the Jackson School of Global Affairs.

Alexandre’s research focuses on the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in top political science and international relations journals, such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Organization, and International Security. He is the author of the book “Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation” (with Nuno Monteiro), published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. His Google Scholar page is here.

Alexandre received a Ph.D. degree in Economics from M.I.T., an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and a B.Sc. in Economics and Mathematics from Universite de Montreal.


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  • Ph.D., Economics, MIT, June 2007
  • M.Phil. (with Distinction), Economic and Social History, Oxford, June 2002
  • B.Sc., Economics and Mathematics, Université de Montréal, June 2000

Publications (since 2010)



  • causes of war
  • nuclear proliferation
  • democratization

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