Alexander Rustler

Doctoral Candidate

  • alexander.rustler@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Alexander Rustler is a doctoral candidate in Management, supervised by Matthew Amengual and Akshay Mangla.

His studies are funded by the Saïd Business School Foundation. His research is supported by the Skoll Systems Change Accelerator Grant, the Santander Academic Travel Award, the Malcom Deas Fund, and the St Antony’s College Travel Award.

Alex holds a Master of Science in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University. Professionally, Alex has worked for the United Nations UNICEF Office of Global Insight and Policy and the Austrian Development Agency of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.


Alex’s research focusses on the private provision of public services, and more broadly on the political economy of sustainable development. He has also published in the field of business and human rights.



Alex’s work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, and he has authored articles in the Journal of International Affairs, the Public Sphere Journal of Public Policy, the International Affairs Review, as well as in the German-speaking press, such as Die Presse and Der Standard.


Alex has acted as a teaching assistant to the MBA module Global Opportunities and Threats.