Dr. Grace Ballor is an international economic historian, focusing on European integration, economic globalization, and capitalism. She earned her PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2018 and currently holds a joint position as Max Weber Fellow in History and Civilization at the European University Institute and Research Fellow in International History at the Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID).
She has published on US-EU-Russia trade, on trans-Atlantic economic relations in the postwar period, and on the political influence of multinational corporations. Her current book project investigates the relationship of business to the process of European integration. Grace’s research has been supported by the the European Union Studies Association, the Business History Conference, the Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe, the Center for Economic History, and several research centers across the University of California.
Grace has taught undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level courses – both in the United States and Europe – on subjects including European history (early modern and modern), neoliberalism and globalization, business and economic history, and the origins of the European Union. At UCLA, she was tasked with the pedagogical training of doctoral students in the social sciences, and at the EUI she earned a University Teaching Certificate.
In addition to her publication and teaching, Grace has also served as a delegate in Trade, Economic Relations, and Business Development at the Stanford US-Russia Forum and as Academic Fellow on the Council for Europe at the World Economic Forum.