Judith Teichman

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto at Scarborough

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.

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


Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Latin America, Mexico, Chile

Keywords: Policy reform, social policy, poverty, economic reform