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 or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the Annual Review of Political ScienceInternational Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Politics, 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.


Department of Political Science
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 311
Yale University
PO Box 208301
New Haven, CT 06520-8301
Email: alexandre.debs@yale.edu
Phone: 203-432-3948

Office Hours

Professor Debs is on leave in Fall 2020. He can be reached via email.