Professor Eric Helleiner

Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo

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Eric Helleiner is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.

Professor Helleiner received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of International Relations of the London School of Economics.

Eric works in the field of international political economy. His single authored books include States and the Reemergence of Global Finance (Cornell, 1994), The Making of National Money: Territorial Currencies in Historical Perspective (Cornell, 2003), Towards North American Monetary Union? The Politics and History of Canada’s Exchange Rate Regime (McGill-Queen’s, 2006), The Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order (Cornell, 2014), and The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance After the 2008 Meltdown (Oxford, 2014).

He has also published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and has been a member of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform and the High Level Panel on the Governance of the Financial Stability Board. He has received the Killam Research Fellowship, the CPSA Prize in International Relations, the Trudeau Foundation Fellows Prize, the Donner Book Prize, the Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations, the Marvin Gelber Essay Prize in International Relations, and the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has been a Canada Research Chair and a CIGI Chair. He is presently co-editor of the book series Cornell Studies in Money, and has served as co-editor of the journal Review of International Political Economy and associate editor of the journal Policy Sciences. 

In 2018 Eric presented his research on ‘Globalizing the historical roots of IPE’ at SPERI which looks at the ways in which the historical foundations of international political economy might be ‘globalized’ to complement and reinforce efforts to strengthen contemporary global conversations in the field.

Further information about Eric and his research can be found here.