Waltraud Schelkle is an Associate Professor of 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 did a post-doctorate degree (Habilitation) in 1999 at the Economics Department of the Free University of Berlin 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 SOCIUM, an internationally leading research centre on inequality and social policy, 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.
Expertise: European Monetary Union; European integration; financial markets; United Germany; social policy
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