School of Social and Political Science

Alexis Montambault-Trudelle

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests

Background

Research interests

My research draws on Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund to explore the effects of internal political dynamics on sovereign wealth management. I investigate how intra-elite dynamics, regime structures and state-society relations in the post-2015 Saudi political landscape shape the sovereign wealth fund's institutional design and behaviour, whether in the Kingdom or across the global financial market. I am particularly interested in the political economy of Gulf states and the multiple facets surrounding the relationship between states and the financial market.

Supervisors

Qualifications

  • Ph.D Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh (2019- )
  • M.A. Études politiques apliquées, Université de Sherbrooke 
  • B.A. Études politiques appliquées, Université de Sherbrooke 

Other Courses and Experience

Teaching Fellow, Political Systems of the Middle East, Université de Sherbrooke, 2022/2023 

Teaching Fellow, Qualitative Methods in teaching the social universe, Université de Sherbrooke, 2022/2023 

Research Assistant, Transformation of Public Debt Management, P.I. Dr. Charlotte Rommerskirchen, 2021/2022

Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference and Policy Evaluation, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, 2021 

History of Economic Thought: Human Behaviour and Economic Activity, Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, 2017

Publications

2022  'Towards a sociology of state investment funds? sovereign wealth funds and state-business relations in Saudi Arabia' New Political Economy,DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2022.2126448

2022  'The Public Investment Fund and Salman's state: the political drivers of sovereign wealth management in Saudi Arabia', Review of International Political EconomyDOI: 10.1080/09692290.2022.2069143 

2018 "Les politiques commerciales du Conseil de Coopération du Golfe face au concept de solidarité arabe", Centre d'études sur l'intégration et la mondialisation, 2018 (online access)

Conferences & Presentations

Institut de Recherche et d'Information Socioéconomique (IRIS), The Green Rentier State: Diversification and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Saudi Arabia, 8 November 2022, Montréal, Québec

BISA/International Political Economy (IPEG) Annual Workshop, IPE in (Post-) Pandemic Times, 27th-28th January 2022, University of Warwick. Paper: A King's Ransom: How Saudi domestic politics shape sovereign wealth fund choices

Warwick Critical Finance Workshop, 24th September 2021, University of Warwick. Paper: The Politics of Profits: Sovereign Wealth Funds, Regime Change and Political Interests in Saudi Arabia

Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS) 86th General Conference (2018)Paper: Rente pétrolière et solidarité arabe: le cas du Conseil de Coopération du Golfe, 2018

Guest lecturer, undergraduate course (2018): "The Geopolitics of Energy", Université de Sherbrooke

Guest lecturer, undergraduate course (2018):"The Politics of Economic Decision", Université de Sherbrooke