Stefanie Walter is a non-resident fellow at the think tank Bruegel. She is also a full professor for international relations and political economy at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich and director of the Center for International and Comparative Studies. Her research in international and comparative political economy examines distributional conflicts, political preferences and economic policy outcomes related to globalization, European integration, and financial crises.
Stefanie received her PhD in Political Science from ETH Zurich for a dissertation on the political economy of currency crises. Before joining the faculty at the University of Zurich in 2013, she was a Fritz-Thyssen-Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and Junior Professor for International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Heidelberg.
Current projects include an ERC-funded project on the mass politics of international disintegration with a particular focus on Brexit, as well as research on the political economy of the euro crisis, and the effects of globalization and financial crises on individuals’ political preferences. Stefanie Walter’s work has been published inter alia in the American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, International Organization, and International Studies Quarterly. She is the author of “Financial Crises and the Politics of Macroeconomic Adjustments” (2013, Cambridge University Press) and lead author of “The Politics of Bad Options. Why the Problems of the Eurozone have been so hard to resolve” (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).