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Eric Helleiner

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Professor, University Research Chair
University of Waterloo

    Eric Helleiner is a Professor and University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. He received his BA in economics and political science from the University of Toronto, and his MSc and PhD from the Department of International Relations of the London School of Economics.

    He is author of States and the Reemergence of Global Finance: From Bretton Woods to the 1990s (Cornell University Press, 1994), The Making of National Money: Territorial Currencies in Historical Perspective (Cornell University Press, 2003), Towards North American Monetary Union? The Politics and History of Canada's Exchange Rate Regime (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006), The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance After the 2008 Meltdown (Oxford University Press, 2014), Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar World (Cornell University Press, 2014), and The Neomercantilists: A Global Intellectual History (Cornell University Press, 2021). He has also co-edited six other books, including most recently Governing the World’s Biggest Market (Cornell University Press, 2018) as well as a number of special sections of journals. He has also published over 100 journal articles and book chapters on topics relating to international political economy and to international monetary and financial issues.

    He has won the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (Trent University), the Marvin Gelber Essay Prize in International Relations (awarded by the Canadian Institute for International Affairs), the 2007 Donner Prize (awarded annually by the Donner Foundation to the best book on Canadian public policy), the 2015 CPSA Prize in International Relations (awarded by Canadian Political Science Association), the 2016 Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations (awarded by the International Studies Association), and the 2020 IPE Distinguished Scholar Award (awarded by the International Studies Association). He has taught at the London School of Economics, York University, and Trent University. He was awarded a Trudeau fellowship in 2007.