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Jana Grittersova is associate professor of political science and cooperating faculty in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Riverside. She has developed and maintained an active research program centered around the field of political economy in general and the political economy of international finance in particular. Her research has focused on three inter-related research agendas: 1) the political economy of international monetary relations; 2) varieties of finance capitalism; and 3) sovereign borrowing and debt. Her published and ongoing research focuses primarily on the sources of government reputation in international markets, international banking, the effects of interest groups on the credibility of international monetary and financial commitments, the role of non-market coordination in financial-system development, and political economy of reform. Her book manuscript explores how countries with new histories and weak institutions establish reputation and creditworthiness in international financial markets.
Grittersova received her Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia. She has previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, and has worked at the European Commission in Brussels and the National Bank of Slovakia. She has received several grants, including the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Award, Regents Faculty Award, British Chevening Award, among many other grants and awards. Her research has been supported by Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University, Russel Sage Foundation Fellowship, among others. She has held fellowships and visiting research positions at The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University, the Institute of European Studies and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Stanford University’s Center for Russian and East European Studies. Her recent work has appeared in Review of International Political Economy, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, and other journals. Her economic analyses on the European competition law were published in the Official Journal of the European Communities.
Grittersova co-organizes the Political Economy Seminars at the University of California, Riverside http://ucrpoliticaleconomy.ucr.edu/