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David Landry

Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty


David Landry is an assistant professor of international political economy at Duke Kunshan University and a  professor of the practice at Duke University. His research focuses on the political and economic determinants of China’s development finance and investment flows in the developing world, and how these in turn affect development. His academic work has been published in Energy Policy, Resources Policy, Global Policy, Oxford Development Studies, and he Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, and he has authored multiple World Bank and North Atlantic Treaty Organization reports. He has also published opinion pieces in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, and the Globe and Mail. Landry has a B.A. in international development from McGill University, an M.Sc. in global governance and diplomacy from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where he also taught international trade.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Duke Kunshan University · 2021 - Present DKU Faculty
Assistant Professor of the Practice of DKU Studies at Duke University · 2023 - Present DKU Studies

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins University · 2018 Ph.D.