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Department of Political and Social Sciences - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Waltraud Schelkle appointed as Joint Chair in European Public Policy

The Department of Political and Social Sciences and the Robert Schuman Centre are delighted to announce that Professor Waltraud Schelkle will be joining the EUI in September 2022 as the next holder of the Joint Chair in European Public Policy.

08 February 2022


Starting from September 2022, Professor Waltraud Schelkle will serve as Joint Chair in European Public Policy at the EUI Department of Political and Social Sciences and at the Robert Schuman Centre.

Schelkle is currently a Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which she joined in 2001.

Since 2019, she leads together with Professor Maurizio Ferrera (UniMi) and EUI SPS Professor Hanspeter Kriesi, a research project on Policy crises and crisis politics: sovereignty, solidarity and identity in the EU post 2008. The ERC-funded project studies the various crises of the EU comparatively.

Her most recent book, The political economy of monetary solidarity. Understanding the Euro experiment was published in 2017 with Oxford University Press.

Professor Schelkle will teach courses on qualitative research methods, institutional analysis, and comparative political economy.

"The long decade of crises since 2008 has repeatedly surprised us, both as citizens and as scholars," she says. "The world of rich OECD countries mired in a financial crisis of systemic proportions? The euro area on the brink of collapse in 2012? A pandemic in 2020-21 to which the response was overt solidarity, the diametric opposite to the response in the early 2010s? There is so much we do not understand still about the experimental polity of the EU and I cannot think of a better place to study it than at the EUI with its diverse body of excellent researchers."

Read Professor Schelkle's Curriculum Vitae.

Last update: 09 March 2022

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