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Seddon, Jack

Associate Professor in International Political Economy

Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics, Japan


United Kingdom

Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2015/2016

Ph.D. Institution

University of Oxford, United Kingdom


I hold a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford.
I defended my thesis ‘The Collapse and Decline of International Monetary Systems in Comparative Historical Perspective’ in September 2015. Since beginning my PhD, my research has become increasingly interdisciplinary. Studying variation in  the process of international monetary system dissolution, I have encountered the frontiers of comparative economic history and international relations theory.
As a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, I will investigate the contemporary implications of this study, exploring what lessons from the past can be drawn to better understand the operation and performance of the Euro-zone and dollar regimes of today.
I have worked as a Research Associate in the Political Economy of Financial Market’s Programme at St Antony’s College, Oxford,  and for the Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG) at University College, London. I am also a qualified lawyer with experience in London and Brussels and have provided Legal Counsel for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Madrid.
My primary research interests are in the areas of global governance, international monetary and financial regulation, international institutional theory and comparative historical analysis. My most recent publications, with Professor Walter Mattli, investigate the distributional implications of changing modalities of governance and leadership in world politics.
I currently hold the Worcester College Lectureship in International Relations and have three years teaching experience in International Relations Theory, International Relations in the Era of the Two World Wars, and International Relations in the Era of the Cold War.
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