Eric Helleiner is a Professor in the Department of Political Science of the University of Waterloo. He received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of International Relations of the London School of Economics.
He is author of States and the Reemergence of Global Finance (1994), The Making of National Money: Territorial Currencies in Historical Perspective (2003), and Towards North American Monetary Union? The Politics and History of Canada's Exchange Rate Regime (2006) as well as co-editor of Nation-States and Money (1999), Economic Nationalism in a Globalizing World (2005), The Future of the Dollar (2009) and Global Finance in Crisis: The Politics of International Regulatory Change (2010). He has edited/co-edited a number of special issues/sections of journals on the following topics: The Political Economy of International Capital Mobility (1994), The Geopolitics of North-South Monetary Relations (2002), The Dollar's Destiny as a World Currency (2008), The Geopolitics of Sovereign Wealth Funds (2009), Crisis and the Future of Global Financial Governance (2009), and The Greening of Global Financial Markets? (2011).
He has also published many journal articles and book chapters on other issues relating to international political economy, and has been a member of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform and the High Level Panel on the Governance of the Financial Stability Board. He has won the Trudeau Foundation Fellows Prize, the Donner Book Prize, Marvin Gelber Essay Prize in International Relations, and the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has been a Canada Research Chair and was founding Director of the MA and PhD Programs in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is presently co-editor of the book series Cornell Studies in Money, and has served as co-editor of the journal Review of International Political Economy and associate editor of the journal Policy Sciences.
He has taught courses on topics such as international political economy, globalization, global governance, politics of global finance, the state and economic life, and North American integration. His current research interests include: global financial crises and regulation, shifting power in the international monetary system, the origins of international development, and the history of IPE thought.
- Eric Helleiner and Stefano Pagliari, "The End of an Era in International Financial Regulation? A Post-Crisis Research Agenda" International Organization 65(2011): 169-200.
- Eric Helleiner, "Understanding the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis: Lessons for Scholars of International Political Economy?" Annual Review of Political Science 14 (2011): 67-87.
- Eric Helleiner, "The New Politics of Global Reserve Reform" Journal of Globalization and Development 1(2)(2010): 1-12.
- Eric Helleiner, "A Bretton Woods Moment? The 2007-2008 Crisis and the Future of Global Finance" International Affairs 86(3)(2010): 619-36.
- Eric Helleiner "The Development Mandate of International Institutions: Where Did It Come From?" Studies in Comparative International Development 44(3)(2009): 189-211.
- Eric Helleiner, "The Mystery of the Missing Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism" Contributions to Political Economy 27(1)(2008): 91-113.