Judith Teichman

Judith Teichman


Judith Teichman is Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies. Her research has focused on the politics of economic and social policymaking. She is the author of five books and one co-authored book on politics and development in the global south and in Latin America. She has also published over 40 articles on the politics of development. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals such as International Political Science Review, World Development, Global Governance, Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Third World Quarterly, Studies in Comparative International Development and Mexican Studies and in edited volumes. She is a former editor of The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean, former Consultant to the U.S. Library of Congress and contributing editor for the library’s collection on the political economy of Mexico, and a former member of the Academic Advisory Council on International Trade, Government of Canada.

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Research Interests: 

  • The politics of economic policy reform in Latin America
  • Social policy in Latin America and the Global South
  • The politics of poverty and distributional outcomes in the Global South
  • The role of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in economic reform and social policy
  • The politics of inclusive development, Mexico, Chile, South Korea and Indonesia

Awards and Grants: 

  • Professor Teichman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, FRSC
  • She has been the recipient of eight major SSHRC research grants and two Connaught Research Fellowships.


For a full list of publications, see Professor Teichman’s website at http://www.judith-teichman.com/


The Politics of Inclusive Development, Policy, State Capacity, and Coalition Building. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Social Forces and States: Poverty and Distributional Outcomes in South Korea, Chile and Mexico. Stanford University Press, 2012.


The Role of the Middle Class in Distributional Outcomes: Chile and South Korea.” Studies in Comparative International Development. Vol. 50, No. 1, 2015: 1-21.

Struggling with the Social Challenges of Globalization: Mexico, Chile, and South Korea. In  Richard Sandbrook and Ali Guvin eds., Civilizing Globalization, A Survival Guide. Revised and Expanded Edition. State University of New York Press, 2014, pp.63-75.
The MDGs and the Issue of Inequality: The Enduring Power of Neoliberalism. Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) Working Paper no. 1, 2014.

Violent Conflict and Uneven Development: The Case of Mexico. In William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya, eds. Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 41-69.

What we Need to Understand in order to Mould Economic Liberalization into Inclusive Development.” 2012. Policy Context E-Series, Pacific Basin Research Center, Soka University, CA. URL: http://pbrc.soka.edu/current_research/policy_context_briefs.aspx Invited submission.

The New Institutionalism and Industrial Policymaking in Chile. In Jordi Díez and Susan Franceschet, eds. Comparative Public Policy in Latin America. University of Toronto Press, 2012, pp.54-77.

Teaching Interests: 

Poverty and inequality in the Global South; Social and industrial policy and issues of economic development and social welfare; The politics of Latin America; Globalization, gender and development.