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Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Axel Springer Fellow - Class of Spring 2024

Mark Copelovitch is Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he holds the Jean Monnet Chair in the European Union and the Global Economy and is director of the Jean Monnet EU Center for Populism and Political Economy. Copelovitch also is a visiting researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center’s Transformations of Democracy Research Group. He received his BA from Yale University and his MA and PhD from Harvard University.


Copelovitch studies international political economy and international organizations, with an emphasis on the political economy of international finance, global financial governance, the EU, and the politics of economic shocks and financial crises. He is the author of two books, The International Monetary Fund in the Global Economy: Banks, Bonds, and Bailouts (Cambridge, 2010) and, with David A. Singer, Banks on the Brink: Global Capital, Securities Markets, and the Political Roots of Financial Crises (Cambridge, 2020), as well as articles in journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of European Public Policy, and the Journal of Politics. Copelovitch is vice chair of the European Union Studies Association. His research has been supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program and the Kohl Initiative at UW’s La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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