Amir Lebdioui is Visiting Fellow at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre of LSE and Lecturer in the Political Economy of Development at SOAS, University of London. Previously, Amir was the Canning House Research Fellow based at LACC. Canning House and LACC have partnered in the establishment of the Canning House Research Forum, a five-year rolling programme of research and policy engagement, consisting of project outputs as well as events. The overarching theme is, “The Future of Latin America and the Caribbean”, with a focus on United Kingdom (UK) - Latin America relations.
His research lies at the crossroads between industrial policy, natural resource management and the sustainable development agenda. As a result, his research has focused on the political economy of resource-based development, export diversification strategies, and green industrial policy in the context of renewable energy development and climate change.
In addition to preparing a number of journal articles, Amir is also working on developing a new indicator of extractive-based development. He also regularly provides analysis for multilateral development organizations.
He was previously an LSE Fellow in Development Management at the LSE Department of International Development and a teaching fellow in Political Economy of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (UK). He holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.