President of the Hertie School, Berlin
Professor of International Political Economy
Previous Roles and Appointments
2020 - 2022: President of the Academic Board, Sciences
2012-15 & 2019-2022: Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies
2013 - 2022: Professor of Political Science and researcher at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po
2015 – 2018: Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs, Sciences Po
2011 – 2014: Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Evaluation of Public Policy (LIEPP), Sciences Po
2008 – 2012: Associate Dean for Research of Sciences Po
2006 – 2013: Tenured Research Fellow, Center for International Studies and Research (CERI), Sciences Po
2004 – 2006: Lecturer in the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and the Master of Public Affairs at Sciences Po
2002 – 2006: Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2013: Habilitation (venia legendi) in Political Science, University Bremen
2005: Bi-national Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Cologne and Sciences Po Paris
2001: D.E.A. (M.A. equivalent) in Public Policy, Sciences Po Paris
2000: M.A. in International Relations, University of Chicago
1999: B.A. in Political Science, University of Chicago
Visiting and Research Experience
1/2020-2/2020: Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2018 – 2019: Alfred Grosser Visiting Professorship, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
10/2011 – 6/2012: Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, M.A.
1/2009 – 9/2012: “Otto Hahn Award”: Leader of a junior research group funded by the Max Planck Society at the Max Planck Institute of the Study of Societies, Cologne and Sciences Po Paris
3/2003 – 6/2003: Visiting fellow, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
3/2003 – 6/2003: Visiting researcher, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
5/2002: Visiting researcher, European University Institute, Florence
10/2001 – 1/2002: Research assistant, Groupe d’analyse des politiques publiques, École Normale Supérieure, Cachan
Cornelia Woll is president of the Hertie School in Berlin. A professor of International Political Economy, her prior appointment was at Sciences Po, where she also co-directed the Max Planck Sciences Po Center (MaxPo) and served as the elected chair of Sciences Po's Academic Board. Previously, she has served as Vice President for Studies and Academic Affairs (2015-18), founding co-director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policy (2011-14) and as Associate Dean for Research (2008-12) of Sciences Po. She held the Alfred-Grosser Visiting Chair at the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2018. During 2011/12, 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 Award 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 is the author of The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparative Perspective (Cornell, 2014) and Firm Interest: How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade (Cornell, 2008) and continues to investigate the politics of the recent financial crisis. Other work has examined economic patriotism, trade and industrial policies, Europeanization and employers' organizations.