Waltraud Schelkle is a Visiting Professor at LSE European Institute. She is currently the Joint Chair for European Public Policy at the Department for Political and Social Sciences and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI).
Before joining the EUI, she was Professor in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Schelkle’s research interests are, first of all, in the area of political economy of monetary integration, understood as a form of inter-state risk sharing. Her book on “The political economy of monetary solidarity: understanding the experiment of the euro” has been published with Oxford University Press in 2017. This work will now be continued in an ERC-funded research project on 'Policy crisis and crisis politics: Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in Europe post-2008'. This research compares the politics of risk-sharing in different crises. She has also an interest in the impact of financial markets on policy-making.