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Alexander Hitch

Research Associate

Council expert Alexander Hitch

About Alexander Hitch

Alexander Hitch is a research associate for the Global Cities team at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, with expertise in the global economy. In this role, he coordinates various research at the Council, focusing primarily on global economic and trade policy. He also contributes to work on the importance of cities in global affairs and Midwestern economic development and serves as a moderator for roundtables and events. In addition to media commentary on global economic policy, his writing has appeared in numerous outlets including The Diplomat, The National Interest, and the Chicago Tribune.

Hitch worked previously as a project manager at IFF, a Midwestern community development institution, and as a researcher at the University of Chicago. He holds two degrees from the University of Chicago: an MBA from the Booth School of Business and a master's degree from the Division of Social Sciences, where he focused on urban sociology and European history. Hitch earned his bachelor's degree in European history with comprehensive honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.