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Having completed an undergraduate degree in politics and international studies at the University of Warwick, Joseph pursued a Masters in Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex. His interest in political economy developed further in his doctoral studies at York University, Toronto, during which he undertook research on the distributional consequences of food crisis and the restructuring of global value chains. Shortly after graduating with a PhD from York University, Joseph worked as a Fellow in Comparative Politics at the Department of Government in the London School of Economics.


  • Agrarian political economy
  • The political economy of energy
  • Financialization
  • Derivatives regulation
  • Global value chains


Joseph's teaching principally focuses on the political economy of energy, the environment, and global economic governance. 

PhD Supervisions

Joseph welcomes any students who would like to be supervised in the areas listed above. More broadly, he is keen to work with anyone who holds a commitment to doing research that is both empirically rigorous and critical in its approach to the study of international political economy.

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Financial regulation
  • Agricultural policy
  • Energy markets
  • Global commodity chains