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Waltraud Schelkle

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015


Waltraud Schelkle

Waltraud Schelkle is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Schelkle completed part of her Masters studies at Duke University and has been a Research Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests are the political economy of European integration and the role of financial markets in welfare states.

At the Center, Schelkle will work on a monograph entitled The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity: Understanding the Experiment of the Euro. Her planned research will take a novel political economy approach to understanding European monetary integration by arguing that it should be understood as a risk-sharing mechanism beyond a national level. Her research will show how this monetary solidarity works and why it may fail in three areas of coordinated policy-making: labor markets and social policy, financial market integration, and macroeconomic stabilization. Schelkle’s research will contain case studies contrasting monetary unions of Europe and the United States.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, London School of Economics