Sebastian Botzem has worked at InIIS since February 2014 and investigates the topic of cross-border regulation of financial markets and transnational governance. Since October 2017, Sebastian serves as interim professor for Inter-national Politcal Economy at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Scinece at Freie Universität Berlin. Before, as a research fellow of the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) he studied the role of private and public actors in global standardization processes. Sebastian obtained his Diploma in Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institut and, in 2008, his PhD at the School of Business and Economics, both at the FU Berlin. His PhD thesis addresses standards of globalization, in particular cross-border regulation of financial reporting as path creation and is a precursor to his book “The Politics of Accounting Regulation” (2012, Edward Elgar). During his international research visits, which included Stockholm, Oxford and Cambridge (MA), he devoted his work to explore the development of the financial industry. His research interests focus on how private rules are made binding for third parties, transnational governance as well as transnational dynamics of political order formation.
Ongoing research project: Global financial elites
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