Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 2003
    Studied political science and economics in Konstanz, Germany; Montreal, Canada; and Barcelona, Spain

  • 2003 – 2007
    Doctoral studies on the political economics of currency crises at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2008 – 2009
    Postdoc at the Chair for political science methods at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2009 – 2010
    Postdoc-Fellowship at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University, USA

  • 2008 – 2013
    Junior Professor for International and Comparative Political Economy in the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • Since 2013
    Full professor of International Relations and Political Economy at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Walter, Stefanie (in progress). Financial Crises and the Politics of Macroeconomic Adjustment. Book manuscript under contract with Cambridge University Press.

  • Leuffen, Dirk, Susumu Shikano, and Stefanie Walter (forthcoming). Measurement and Data Aggregation in Small-N Social Scientific Research. European Political Science.

  • Walter, Stefanie and Thomas D. Willett (2012). Delaying the Inevitable. A Political Economy Approach to Currency Defenses and Depreciation. Review of International Political Economy 19(1): 114-39.

  • Sattler, Thomas and Stefanie Walter (2010). Monetary Credibilty vs. Voter Approval: Political Institutions and Exchange-Rate Stabilization during Crises. Economics & Politics. 22(3): 392-418

  • Walter, S.: Globalization and the Welfare State. Testing the Microfoundations of the Compensation Hypothesis. In: International Studies Quarterly 54(2), 2010. pp. 403-426.

  • Axel Dreher and Stefanie Walter (2010). Does the IMF Help or Hurt? The Effect of IMF programs on the likelihood and outcome of currency crises. World Development 38(1): 1-18.

  • Walter, S.: The Limits and Rewards of Political Opportunism. How Electoral Timing Affects the Outcome of Currency Crises. In: European Journal of Political Research 48(3), 2009. pp. 367-396.

  • Sattler, T., Walter, S.: Wirtschaftspolitischer Handlungsspielraum im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Eine empirische Untersuchung am Beispiel von Währungskrisen. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 49(3), 2008. pp. 464-490.

  • Walter, S.: A New Approach for Determining Exchange-Rate Level Preferences. In: International Organization 62(3), 2008. pp. 405-438.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The politics of delayed macroeconomic adjustment and crisis

  • Globalization and individual policy preferences

  • Electoral consequences of the global economic and financial crisis for the German federal elections 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Die Junge Akademie

  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

  • American Political Science Association

  • Midwest Political Science Association

  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft


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