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Matthias Matthijs

  • Associate Professor of International Political Economy


  • School of Advanced International Studies

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Matthias Matthijs teaches graduate courses at the School of Advanced International Studies in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and International Economics. His research focuses on the politics of economic crises, the role of economic ideas in economic policymaking, the politics of inequality, the limits of regional integration, and the erosion of democratic legitimacy in the European Union.

He is the recipient of a 2015 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award in recognition of his work as a promising early-career investigator. At Johns Hopkins SAIS, he was awarded the Max M. Fisher Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2011 and 2015. He will serve as Chair of the Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association(EUSA) from May 2019 to May 2021.

He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank’s Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS) and for the Economist Intelligence Unit. He is a frequent commentator on international affairs in US and international media.

Matthijs was recently quoted in a Foreign Affairs article about "Who Is Winning The Trade War?" His take: "The large bilateral trade deficit between the U.S. and China means that the latter depends more on the U.S. market to sell its goods than the other way around. So, it is fair to say that Chinese producers have been hurt more than American producers. On the other hand, American consumers have been hurt more than Chinese consumers."

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