Waltraud Schelkle

London School of Economics

Programs: GeoeconomicsCategory: Analysis

Waltraud Schelkle is a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the European Institute and has been at the London School of Economics (LSE )since autumn 2001, teaching courses on the political economy of European integration at MSc and PhD level. She is an Adjunct Professor of economics at the Economics Department of the Free University of Berlin where she did a post-doctorate degree (Habilitation) in 1999 with a thesis on “The new theory of monetary integration” (published in German in 2001). Dr Schelkle is also a (non-resident) Senior Fellow at the American-German Institute (AGI), Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. and member 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 1989-2002 as a staff member of the German Institute of Development in Berlin with a research focus on the financial system in development and doing her first PhD on India’s development as a monetary economy since Independence (London 1994). Other earlier appointments include two Research Fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, 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 the role of the EU in member states’ welfare state reforms.

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The Emerging Market Syndrome that is Germany

In her essay entitiled The Emerging Market Syndrome that is Germany, Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow and Lecturer in Political Economy at the London School of Economics, argues that Germany is currently suffering from having the economic make-up of an emerging market country. In Dr. Schelkle’s opinion, this is hurting the way that Germany is dealing with solutions to the current economic crisis.