School of Politics and International Relations

Image of Zachary Sadow

Zachary Sadow

PhD Candidate,



Zachary Sadow is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham's School of Politics and International Relations focusing on energy issues and international political economy. He is Chairman & CEO of KMX Technologies, an industrial technology company focused on lithium, critical minerals, and water treatment. He is also Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Antelope Water Management. Previously, he was an energy research analyst at Barclays. He has a BA from the University of Florida, and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Research Summary

International Political Economy of Strategic Resource Development

Research explores various paths governments take for strategic resource development, utilizing the unconventional oil & gas development experience.

The research explores the core variables that influence successful development and the driving factors behind strategic resource development. Countries with varying political economies are juxtaposed against the U.S. model for unconventional development.

As such, the research presents a new theoretical model: Varieties of Capitalism for Energy Policy & Resource Development, providing a new framework, and lessons learned, for governments aiming to develop the strategic resources needed for the future.

Dissertation Advisors:

Paul Heywood (Primary Advisor), Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

Mathew Humphrey, Professor of Political Theory, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

School of Politics and International Relations

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Contact us