Professor Walter Mattli

Professor Walter Mattli

Supernumerary Fellow


I joined Oxford University in 2004 and was Tutorial Fellow in Politics and Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Relations until July 2020. From 1995 until 2004 I taught at Columbia University in New York where I was Associate Professor of International Political Economy and a member of the Institute of War and Peace Studies. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Geneva and my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Before beginning my graduate studies, I worked in international banking in New York.

I have held fellowships at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Berlin, Princeton University and the European University Institute in Florence. In 1995, I 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. I am co-editor (with Liesbeth Hooghe and Gary Marks) of a new book series with Oxford University Press titled Transformations in Governance. I am a member of the Editorial Boards of the Review of International Political Economy and the European Journal of Political Research and also serve on the Executive Board of Regulation & Governance.

Research Interests


My 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 Büthe), 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); Global Algorithmic Capital Markets: High Frequency Trading, Dark Pools, and Regulatory Challenges (Oxford University Press, 2018, ed.); Darkness By Design (Princeton University Press, 2018); as well as articles on European legal integration, EU enlargement, comparative regional integration, international commercial dispute resolution, transatlantic regulatory cooperation, financial regulation, globalisation and international governance.