Professor of political science and a researcher at Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po, Cornelia Woll is currently Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs of Sciences Po. Previously, she has co-directed the Max Planck Sciences Po Center (MaxPo) with Marion Fourcade and Olivier Godechot and the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP), founded with Etienne Wasmer. She served as Associate Dean for Research of Sciences Po from 2008 to 2012. During 2011/2012, she was on leave 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.
Her research focuses on the international political economy and economic sociology, in particular regulatory issues in the European Union and the United States. A specialist on business-government relations, she has recently finished a study on bank bailouts in the United States and Europe and continues to focus on the political responses to the recent financial crisis. Other work has examined economic patriotism, trade and industrial policies, Europeanization and employers’ organizations.