Louis W. Pauly

Louis W. Pauly was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto in 1987. He was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1996, held the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance from 2002 to 2016, and served as Department Chair from 2012 to 2013 and 2014 to 2017.

He is a leading scholar in the fields of international and comparative political economy, the author, co-author or editor of twelve books, over seventy refereed journal articles and book chapters, and fifty other published academic and policy papers. He has edited and served on the editorial boards of top-level journals in his field. His most influential work has focused on the politics of global finance, economic crisis management, and multinational corporate governance. His research interests also include economic and monetary integration in Europe and East Asia, Canada-US relations, and innovation in high-technology industries.  

As Director of the Centre for International Studies (CIS) at the U of T from 1997 to 2011, Professor Pauly helped build the foundations for the Munk School of Global Affairs. CIS and cognate centres and programs were combined to form the Munk Centre, where he served as Acting Director in 2002-2003. When the Munk Centre was restructured and expanded to become the Munk School in 2011, he continued to assist Professor Janice Stein, the Founding Director, and served for a year as the Director of Research Programs. He remains a faculty associate of the Munk School and the School of Public Policy and Governance as well as a senior fellow of both Massey College and Trinity College.

Professor Pauly is a graduate of Cornell University, the London School of Economics, New York University, and Fordham University. Early in his career, he held management, staff, or research positions at Irving Trust Company, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Japan, the International Monetary Fund, and the Brookings Institution. In more recent years, he was appointed to visiting professorships at the WZB Berlin Social Science Research Centre, Hebrew University, Oxford University, Northwestern University, and Osaka City University. He has served on many University, Faculty, and Departmental committees as well as on the governing boards of the University of Toronto Press, the Newman Centre at the U of T, and Upper Canada College.

Professor Pauly has been invited to participate in policy conferences at the IMF, the UN’s Economic and Social Council, Canada’s Finance Department, the Bank of Canada, the Privy Council Office, the Economic and Financial Affairs Directorate of the European Commission, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He was an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the International Studies Association, the Canadian Political Science Association, the American Political Science Association, and the International House of Japan. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2011 and received the Distinguished Scholar Award in International Political Economy from the International Studies Association in 2015.