Grace Ballor

I am a historian interested in the international political economy of contemporary Europe, the international influence of economic actors, and the intersections of global capitalism and global governance. I am currently Assistant Professor of International Economic History at Bocconi University. Before moving to Milan, I held research fellowships at Harvard Business School, the European University Institute, and the Graduate Institute Geneva. I earned my PhD at UCLA.


At Bocconi, I co-direct the research stream on Economic & Monetary Integration at the Bocconi Lab for European Studies, serve as the institutional representative of the CIVICA research project “Europe Revisited,” and am a member of the Dondena Research Centre for Social Dynamics and Public Policy. Elsewhere, I am also Associate Fellow at the Centre for Business, Human Rights, and the Environment at Nova Law School in Lisbon. And in 2023-2024, I am a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies (KFG) on "Universalism and Particularism" in Contemporary European History at LMU Munich


Assistant Professor
Selected Publications