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Michael Sampson

Senior Assistant Professor

Dr. M.D. Sampson
+31 70 800 6617

Michael Sampson is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science

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Michael Sampson is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science. His research focuses on the evolution of international economic institutions, power shifts, and asymmetric economic relations.

His most recent published work focuses on the implications of the rise of China on global economic governance, and on asymmetric trade relationships between China and smaller economies. He is also working on a project related to international investment agreements and their impact on downstream bargaining dynamics between investors and host countries, and a joint project on the distributional impacts of cryptocurrencies. His research has been published in various IR journals including International Relations, The Pacific Review, International Politics, and The Chinese Journal of International Politics.

Michael teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in international political economy and has previously taught courses on international relations theory and international institutions.

Prior to joining Leiden he was a Jane Eliza Procter Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University and college lecturer in international relations at University College and Hertford College, Oxford. He holds an MPhil (2010) and DPhil (2016) in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

Curriculum vitae Michael Sampson

PhD supervision

Michael Sampson is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:

  • International Political Economy
  • International Institutions
  • International Relations Theory

See for more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Senior Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 6.03



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