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Zachary Sadow

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences



Zachary Sadow is a PhD candidate in Politics & International Relations at the University of Nottingham. His dissertation focuses on national oil companies and unconventional resources. His research interests include the convergence of energy, geopolitics, economics, and technology. Zachary is an equity analyst at Barclays in Exploration & Production research with experience in Oilfield Services, Equipment & Drilling. He was educated at the University of Florida and Columbia University. Zachary has guest lectured at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He is based in New York City.

Research Summary

National Oil Companies in the Age of Unconventional Oil and Gas

Research explores the implications of the growth in unconventional oil and gas production for national oil companies (NOCs). The study will investigate the extent to which NOCs are able to lead unconventional development in various countries in spite of mandates for social welfare, and more centralized operating and decision-making structures (relative to U.S. independent exploration and production companies).

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

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

James Henderson, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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