Grace Ballor

I am currently Assistant Professor of International & Economic History. Before joining Bocconi, I held research posts at Harvard Business School, the European University Institute, and the Graduate Institute Geneva. I earned my PhD at UCLA.


My research examines the international political economy of contemporary Europe, the international influence of economic actors, and the intersections of global capitalism and global governance. The monograph I am now finishing with Cambridge University Press, titled Enterprise and Integration: Big Business and the Making of the Single European Market, reconstructs the history of regional market integration through the lens of European corporations. My writing on these themes has also been published in journals including American Historical ReviewBusiness & PoliticsBusiness History, Business History ReviewEnterprise & Society, and Relations internationales.


At Bocconi, I co-direct the research stream on Economic & Monetary Integration at the Bocconi Lab for European Studies, and I am a member of the Dondena Research Center. I am also Associate Fellow at the Centre for Business, Human Rights, and the Environment at Nova Law School in Lisbon. 


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