Alex Debs

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Associate Professor of Political Science


115 Prospect Street, Rosenkranz Hall,  Room 311
1(203) 432-3948


  • 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


Alexandre Debs is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research focuses on the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Annual Review of Political ScienceInternational OrganizationInternational SecurityInternational Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, among other outlets. 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.

Publications (since 2010):



  • causes of war
  • nuclear proliferation
  • democratization

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