Cornelia Woll

Professor of Political Sciences
MaxPo co-Director

Cornelia Woll is professor of political science and a researcher at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po.

Her research focuses on the international political economy and comparative politics, in particular regulatory issues in the European Union and the United States. A specialist on business-government relations, she has published books on bank bailouts in the recent financial crisis and on service trade liberalization (both with Cornell University Press, 2014 and 2008). Other work has examined economic patriotism, trade and industrial policies, Europeanization and employers' organizations.

Previously, she has served as Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs (2015-18) and as Associate Dean for Research (2008-12) of Sciences Po. She was the founding co-director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) and of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP).

In 2011/12, she was a visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Before joining Sciences Po in 2006, she worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. She holds a habilitation in political science from the University of Bremen (2013), a bi-national Ph.D. from Sciences Po and the University of Cologne (2005), and a MA and a BA in international relations and political science from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation was awarded the Lipset Prize of the Society for Comparative Research and an Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society. In 2005, she was the laureat of the Akademiestipendium of the Berlin Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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Research Topics

European political economy ; Financial regulation ; Lobbying and interest groups

Fields of research

Lobbying and interest groups, Bank bailouts in the United States and Europe, Financial regulation, Political economy of the European Union
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