William D. O’Connell

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. My dissertation project focuses on the historical development of international cooperation in managing financial crises. My other research projects study the politics of structural change in the global economy, with a focus on financial regulation, the collapse of cyrptocurrency exchanges like FTX, and the rise of China.

I completed my MA at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and my BA at Bishop’s University. Prior to arriving at UofT I worked as a policy analyst for the Government of Canada.