Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School for Economics and Political Science (LSE), will visit the department of Political Science between 15 - 25 April, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies.
Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School for Economics and Political Science (LSE), will visit the department of Political Science between 15 - 25 April, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. She is invited by the Theme Group European Political Economy and Governance.
During her visit two main events will be organized, both in the Political Science Common Room.
The first event will take place on 17 April at 15:00. ACES organises a roundtable discussion on her book The Politics of Monetary Solidarity, published in 2017.
ACES invited three discussants for this Book panel, Coen Teulings, Frank Vandenbroucke and Geoffrey Underhill.
The second event will take place on the 24th of April at 16:00. The setting will be a seminar presentation of her new paper entitled When all else defaults: government as the debtor of last resort, which she is preparing for a special issue of the Review of International Political Economy (RIPE).
ACES furthermore plans to organise a Masterclass for PhD students. Waltraud Schelkle will also be available for one on one meetings with ACES affiliated researchers and students.
Waltraud Schelkle is an Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute and has been at LSE since autumn 2001, teaching courses on the political economy of European integration at MSc and PhD level. She is an Adjunct Professor of economics at the Economics Department of the Free University of Berlin where she did a post-doctorate degree (Habilitation) in 1999 with a thesis on "The new theory of monetary integration" (published in German in 2001). Dr Schelkle is also a (non-resident) Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik) in Bremen.
She has previously worked as a development economist, from 1989-2002 as a staff member of the German Institute of Development in Berlin with a research focus on the financial system in development and doing her first PhD on India's development as a monetary economy since Independence (London 1994). Other earlier appointments include two Research Fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, and Visiting Professor of International Economic Relations at the Free University of Berlin before coming to London. Her research interests are the evolving economic governance of EMU and social policy reforms directed at financial markets.