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Professor Walter Mattli

Professor Walter Mattli

Tutorial Fellow in Politics

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Walter Mattli is the Fellow in Politics at St. John's College and Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. He joined the University of Oxford in 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Geneva and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 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 has been a Forum Fellow as well as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, a Fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Berlin, and Brettschneider Scholar at Cornell University. 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. Before beginning his graduate studies, he worked in international banking.


His publications include 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, 2011, with Tim Buthe), winner of the 2012 Best Book Award of the International Studies Association; 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); as well as articles on European legal integration, EU enlargement, comparative regional integration, international commercial dispute resolution, transatlantic regulatory cooperation, and globalization and international governance. 

In 2012, he was appointed co-editor of the journal Regulation and 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 also is editor (with Liesbeth Hooghe and Gary Marks) of a new book-series with Oxford University Press titled Transformations in Governance. He is the winner (with Alec Stone Sweet of Yale Law School) of the open competition for the editorship of the 50th anniversary special issue of the Journal of Common Market Studies published in March 2012.

Contact details

St John's College
St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP
Work Tel: 01865 277300
Fax: 01865 277435
University of Oxford