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Manuela Moschella is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Scuola Normale Superiore and Associate Fellow at the Europe Programme at Chatham House. Her research focuses on the relationship between technocracy and politics, the role of institutions and economic ideas in economic policymaking, the politics of macroeconomic and financial regulatory choices, and the behavior of international organizations. She will serve as vice-Chair of the International Political Economy Section (IPE) of the International Studies Association (ISA) from March 2019 to March 2020. She is also an associate editor of the Routledge Studies in Globalisation Series.

She is the editor (with Eleni Tsingou) of the book Great Expectations, Slow Transformations: Incremental change in post-crisis regulation (ECPR Press 2013), and author of the book author Governing Risk: The IMF and Global Financial Stability (Palgrave MacMillan 2010). In 2012, the latter has been awarded by the Italian Political Science Association as “the best book in political science” published by a member “under forty” in the period 2010-2012. Moschella is also the author of numerous per-reviewed articles published in journals like Public Administration, Government & Opposition, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, New Political Economy,  Review of International Political Economy, and West European Politics.

She previously served as member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group of International Relations and as Program Chair of the IPE Section of the ISA for the 2019 Conference. Moschella was a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (2013-2017)) and member of the committee for the Hedley Bull Prize in International Relations (2016-2018). She has been a visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins University, Copenhagen Business School, and George Washington University.

Most recent publications


Ongoing research projects examine monetary policy convergence in the advanced economies and the political determinants of international macroeconomic cooperation.

Prof. Moschella is interested in supervising empirically-oriented, comparative research in areas related to:

  • International organizations and negotiations;
  • The politics of macroeconomic decision-making and financial regulation;
  • European Monetary Union