Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter


I am full professor for international relations and political economy at the Department of Political Science (IPZ) at the University of Zurich.


I studied public policy and economics in Konstanz, Montréal, and Barcelona and graduated from ETH Zurich in 2007 with a PhD in Political Science and a dissertation on the political economy of currency crises in 2007. In 2008-09 I held a Fritz-Thyssen-Fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and then joined the department of political science at the University of Heidelberg as Junior Professor for International and Comparative Political Economy. I have been working at the University of Zurich's institute for political science (IPZ) since 2013.

My research concentrates on the fields of international and comparative political economy, with a particular focus on distributional conflicts, political preferences and economic policy outcomes related to globalization, European integration, and financial crises. Current projects examine the mass politics of disintegration, Brexit, and the backlash against globalization.


My work has been published by outlets such as American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and Oxford University Press.

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Last update: 16 July 2024



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Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter

Institute for Political Science

University of Zurich

Affolternstr. 56

8050 Zurich



+41 44 634 5832

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Twitter: @stefwalter__

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I am organizing two workshops in the coming months: 

Workshop on "The changing boundaries of European integration" (with Frank Schimmelfennig) March 9-12, 2025 at Monte Verità

Call for Papers


Workshop on “How Domestic and International Actors Respond to Non-Cooperation” (with Lisa Dellmuth, December 12-13, 2024 at Landgasthof Au, Lake Zurich.
Call for papers 


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Website for my ERC project on "The Mass Politics of Disintegration" (DISINTEGRATION):

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