Alexandre Debs

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Associate Professor with Tenure 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, where he is also a Research Fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and co-Director of the Leitner Program of International and Comparative Political Economy.
He is interested in the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the Economics of Peace and Security Journal, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. He is the author of the book Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation (with Nuno Monteiro).

Alexandre received a Ph.d. degree in Economics from M.I.T., an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, and a B.Sc. in Economics and Mathematics from Université de Montréal.

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