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Kevin Young

Professional Title: 

Associate Professor of Political Science



PhD, London School of Economics; MRes, London School of Economics; MA Carleton University; BA, Trent University


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My research focuses on issues germane to international political economy, in particular the politics of financial regulation, transnational policy networks, and the role of private business in shaping global governance. I am particularly interested in analyzing the ways in which regulatory policy is affected by networks of elites and interest groups.

I would be pleased to work with graduate students who have an interest in international political economy, the study of elites and organizations, the study of finance and financial regulation, and the study of interest groups more broadly.  I have co-authored with graduate students in the past, and really enjoy working with grad students. Please feel free to contact me via email or come to office hours with any questions about our graduate program, or if you want to talk through research opportunities or ideas.


Classes I teach:

Polsci 359 ~ International Political Economy

Polsci 388 ~ Corporate Lobbying in the Global Economy

Polsci 290 ~ Power, Privilege and Inequality on a Global Scale

Polsci 792 ~ Money and Power

Polsci 791 ~ Political Inquiry

Area of Study: 

  • International relations


  • Financial regulation; lobbying; elite networks; organized business in politics


  • Political Science