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Walter Mattli

Walter Mattli

(Ph.D. (University of Chicago))

Professor of International Political Economy, Official Fellow of St Johns College
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St John's College

Walter Mattli is a Fellow of St. Johns College and Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. He joined Oxford University in 2004. From 1995 until 2004 he taught at Columbia University in New York where he was Associate Professor of International Political Economy and a member of the Institute of War and Peace Studies. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Geneva and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Before beginning his graduate studies, he worked in international banking in New York.

He has held fellowships at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Berlin, Princeton University, and the European University Institute in Florence. In 1995, he was awarded the Helen Dwight Reid Award of the American Political Science Association, in 2003 the JP Morgan International Prize in Finance Policy and Economics of the American Academy in Berlin, in 2006 a two-year British Academy Research Fellowship, and in 2015 a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship. He is co-editor (with Liesbeth Hooghe and Gary Marks) of a new book-series with Oxford University Press titled Transformations in Governance. He is a former editor of Regulation&Governance, an international interdisciplinary journal that serves as leading platform for the study of regulation and governance by political scientists, lawyers, sociologists, economists, historians and others. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Review of International Political Economy and the European Journal of Political Research.


His publications include the following books:

The Logic of Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 1999)

The Politics of Global Regulation (Princeton University Press, 2009, with Ngaire Woods, eds), awarded special recognition by the 2010 Levine Prize Committee of the International Political Science Association.

The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy (Princeton University Press, March 2011, with Tim Buthe), winner of the 2012 Best Book Award of the International Studies Association.
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Institutional Choice and Global Commerce(Cambridge University Press, 2013, with Joseph Jupille and Duncan Snidal)

International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence (Oxford University Press, 2014, with Thomas Dietz, eds)

Global Algorithmic Capital Markets: High Frequency Trading, Dark Pools, and Regulatory Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2018, ed.)

Darkness By Design (Princeton University Press, 2018)


He has published articles on European legal integration, EU enlargement, comparative regional integration, international commercial dispute resolution, transatlantic regulatory cooperation, financial regulation, globalization and international governance.