Dr Waltraud Schelkle is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute and has been at LSE since autumn 2001, teaching courses on the political economy of European integration. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Economics Department of the Free University of Berlin where she did a post-doctorate degree (Habilitation) in 1999 on “The new theory of monetary integration” in German published in 2001. Dr Schelkle is also a Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C., and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik) in Bremen.
She has previously worked as a development economist. From 1989 until 2002 she served as a staff member of the German Institute of Development in Berlin. Her research focus was on financial systems in development. In 1994, she also did her first PhD on India’s development as a monetary economy since India’s independence. Other earlier appointments include two research fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Visiting Professor of International Economic Relations at the Free University of Berlin before coming to London. Her research interests are the evolving economic governance of EMU and social policy reforms directed at financial markets.