Zarlasht Razeq

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Zarlasht Razeq is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and CIPSS, McGill University. Her fields of studies are IR and comparative politics. More specifically, she is interested in the IPE of development and trade with a particular focus on firms and GVCs.

She holds an MA in Globalization and International Development from the School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS), University of Ottawa, and an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University, with specialization in global political economy (GPE). For her BA degree, she studied International Economics and specialized in International Economic Relations.

Her PhD thesis, Trading up for development: the effect of trade liberalization on GVCs, empirically examines the effect of trade liberalization on developing countries’ (and their firms’) capacity to upgrade their positions in global value chains (GVCs). This work is supported by SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship & McGill University. Zarlasht works with Professor Leonardo Baccini (CIPSS) as her primary advisor.

Published works:

  • Razeq, Z. M. (2014). UNDP’s Engagement with the Private Sector, 1994-2011. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Haslam, P. A., Tanimoune, N. A., & Razeq, Z. M. (2019). Is “being foreign” a liability for mining companies? Locational liabilities and social conflict in Latin America. Resources Policy63, 101425.
  • Haslam, P. A., Tanimoune, N. A. & Razeq, Z. M. (2018). Do Canadian mining firms behave worse than other companies? Quantitative evidence from Latin America. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 1-31.