Greg Distelhorst

Assistant Professor


Rotman School of Management

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Multinational management
  • Industrial relations
  • Political economy
  • Chinese politics and public policy

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I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, appointed at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and the Rotman School of Management. I am also an investigator with The Governance Project at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

My research focuses on global trade and worker rights, as well as politics and policy in contemporary China. It appears in peer-reviewed journals of management and political science, including Management ScienceThe Journal of PoliticsComparative Political Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.  

I was previously a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. I also lived in mainland China for five years, including fellowships through the U.S. Fulbright Program and the Yale-China Association. I received a BA in Cognitive Science from Yale University and a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


BA in Cognitive Science, Yale University
PhD in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology