Professor Matthias Kaelberer specializes in international relations, comparative politics
and political economy. His research has focused on various aspects of European politics
and international monetary relations.
His book Money and Power in Europe: The Political Economy of European Monetary Cooperation (Albany: State University of New York Press 2001) used theories of bargaining power
to explain the formation of rules in European monetary cooperation. In addition, Dr.
Kaelberer’s work has touched on the incentives for monetary cooperation.
Changes in the party systems of Western Europe and the emergence of green parties
have been a secondary area of his research. At the present time, Dr. Kaelberer’s research
agenda is moving toward broader questions of monetary governance and the explanation
of monetary transformation processes. Several of his recent and current projects look
at the role of collective identity, trust and democracy in the context of European
His current book project seeks to answer the question of how the supra-national governance
of Europe’s single currency – the euro – can function within a framework that still
incorporates separate nation-states and diverse societies.
Dr. Kaelberer’s articles have appeared in Review of International Studies, Comparative Politics, the European Journal of International Relations, Contemporary Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy, German Politics and Society, the Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, and German Politics.
Professor Kaelberer teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics
and international political economy. He joined the Department of Political Science
in the fall of 2004.