Elsa Clara Massoc (CV)



I am an assistant professor in IPE at the School of Economics and Political Science of the University of St Gallen. Before that, I was a postdoc at the Advanced Studies of Law and Finance at Goethe University in Frankfurt. In 2018-2019, I was a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. I completed my PhD at UC Berkeley in Summer 2018.

My research is in comparative and international political economy. I build on methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives from Political Science, Economic Sociology and Economic History. My work focuses on business-government relations, banking regulation, state-led credit allocation, the geo-economics of finance and the multi-level governance of global firms. My other projects examines the critiques of finance on social media, and how these critiques emerge and get diffused across different segments of societies. I also study the politicial foundations of new practices of retail investment through the analysis of trading forums and platforms.

My book manuscript explores the role of public actors in shaping different European trajectories of finance after the crisis. The dissertation on which my book manuscript is based was awarded the 2019 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award, Honourable Mention, by APSA European Politics and Society section.

I have published articles in Politics and Society, RIPE, Socio-Economic Review, Business and Politics, New Political Economy and Journal of European Public Policy.

I speak/understand (to varying degrees) French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Python 3.

Here is my CV, and here is my Google Scholar page.