School of Social and Political Science

Alexis Montambault-Trudelle

Job Title

PhD Student


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.



  • Ph.D Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh, 2019-
  • M.A. Études politiques apliquées, Université de Sherbrooke, 2015-2018 
  • B.A. Études politiques appliquées, Université de Sherbrooke, 2012-2015 

Other Courses and Experience

  • Research Assistant, Transformation of Public Debt Management, P.I. Dr. Charlotte Rommerskirchen
  • 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


Montambault Trudelle, A. (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 (online access)

Conferences & Presentations

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

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

Research interests