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Department of Political Science

Professorship for International Relations and International Political Economy

The Chair of International Relations and Political Economy deals with research questions in international politics. While the chair offers a broad range of topics in international relations in teaching, the research focus is on empirical-analytical analyses in the areas of international political economy and international cooperation. In particular, we study distributional conflicts, policy preferences, and policy and bargaining outcomes in the context of globalization, financial crises, European integration, and international cooperation. A special focus is currently on research on the "globalization backlash" and on current challenges for international cooperation. A large part of the research is currently conducted within the project "The Mass Politics of Disintegration" (funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant).


Director of the area


Post Docs:
Tuuli-Anna Huikuri
Tom Hunter
Iryna Lukianova

Doctoral Students/Assistants:

Auxiliary Assistants:
Michael Stelzig
Nicole Plotke-Scherly



Main research areas

International political economy, international economic policy, globalization, politics of international financial and economic crises, distributional conflicts, individual preferences.


Teaching and supervision

You can find detailed information about the courses of the staff members on the personal pages.

Notes for students who need an expert opinion from Prof. Walter
Notes expert opinion Walter (PDF, 73 KB)

Leaflet for the preparation of master theses by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter
Leaflet MA Work (PDF, 102 KB)


Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zurich
Tel: 044 634 58 35 / 044 634 38 41
Office opening hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 16:30


Support information

Consultation hours:

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter
Office AFL-H-312
Appointments via E-Mail