- Associate Professor
- Assistant Professor
- Lecturer/Sr Lecturer
- Lecturer (Part Time)
- Faculty Emeritus
Allison F. Kingsley, MSL, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Contact InformationOffice: 302 Kalkin
Phone: 802 656-3464
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-5:30pm or by appointment
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT (STRATEGY)
Dr. Kingsley earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, where she was a multi-year Jacob K. Javits Scholar. She also received her M.S.L. from Yale Law School and B.A. cum laude from Rice University.
Professor Kingsley's research examines political risk and how it affects firms' location decisions, strategies, and performance. She focuses on the international and domestic investments of established and entrepreneurial firms. For methods, she employs game theory and formal modeling, large-N econometrics, case studies, and (forthcoming) field experiments. These interdisciplinary research projects aim to advance understanding in the fields of political economy, strategy, international business, and entrepreneurship. She has been awarded research grants from institutions such as Ford Foundation, Sloan Foundation, and Center for International Business Education.
Professor Kingsley's current teaching interests include both market and nonmarket strategy, and she is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the business school's Undergraduate Teacher of the Year (2011, 2013) and UVM's Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013).
Prior to joining the UVM faculty in Fall 2010, Professor Kingsley worked on Wall Street for nearly a decade, first in investment banking and then in investment management, including a buy-side startup. During those years, she focused on project and structured finance, distressed debt and mezzanine investment, infrastructure and energy deals, and emerging markets. She executed billions of dollars of transactions globally. Simultaneous with her private sector work, Professor Kingsley taught political economy courses at New York University and Yale University for six years. Previously she lived throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa and spoke Arabic.
-Information, Political Risk, and the Competitive Advantage of Banks, with B. Graham and N. P. Johnson.
-How International Constraints Shape Government Theft, with B. Graham and N. Johnston.
-How Political Risk Explains Innovation in U.S. States, with R. Vanden Bergh.
-The Politics of Startups: U.S. States, Political Risk, and Entrepreneurship, with R. Vanden Bergh.
-A Comprehensive Model of Political Risk, with B. Graham and N. Johnston. War, Seizure, and Dark Saturday Nights: A Unified Approach to Political Risk with B. Graham and N. Johnston.
-Microdeterminants of Investment Performance: Foreign Direct Investment, Stakeholder Conflict, and Emerging Markets.
-Predicting Interest Group Opposition by Sources and Uses of Industry Production.
-International Political Economy Society 2013 Annual Meeting (Claremont)
-13th Annual Strategy and Its Business Environment Conference (Austin)
-International Political Economy Society 2012 Annual Meeting (Charlottesville)
-American Political Science Association 2012 Annual Meeting (New Orleans)
-Academy of International Business 2012 Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
-American Political Science Association 2011 Annual Meeting (Seattle)
Affiliations: Academy of Management (AOM); Academy of International Business (AIB); Strategic Management Society (SMS); American Political Science Association (APSA); International Society for Neo-Institutional Economics (ISNIE)
Suggested Topics for Comment: political economy, foreign investment, infrastructure and energy finance, emerging markets, political risk
Courses Currently Taught by Allison Kingsley:
- BSAD 132 - Political Envir of Business FA 2013
Journal Article, Academic Journal
- Kingsley, A. F.; Vanden Bergh, R. G.; Bonardi, J. - "Political Markets and Regulatory Uncertainty: Insights and Implications for Integrated Strategy " (Refereed) - Academy of Management Perspectives - 2012 - v. 26, no. 3, pp. 52-67 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
- Kingsley, A. F. - "Reevaluating Emerging Market Risks: The Case for Project Finance" - Yale Journal of International Affairs - 2009 - v. Spring/Summer, pp. 51-65 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
- Kingsley, A. F. - "Dealing Away Risk in Foreign Infrastructure Investment" (Refereed) - The Journal of Structured Finance - 2003 - v. 9, no. 2, pp. 53-64 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]