Stefano Ponte

Professor of International Political Economy
Director of the Centre for Business and Development Studies
Copenhagen Business School

I am a Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School. My research evolves around the topic of governing economic life – through markets, regulation and hybrid forms of governance. I teach courses on Master and Bachelor level and supervise projects in areas of interest to my research.   


I am primarily interested in transnational economic and environmental governance, with focus on overlaps and tensions between private authority and public regulation. My research, fieldwork, teaching and policy work is informed by international political economy approaches, global value chain analysis and convention theory. I am currently involved in four research projects evolving around the themes of power, inequality and sustainability in global value chains as well as natural resources governance.

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At Copenhagen Business School, I teach courses at Bachelor and Master level that are mostly embedded in the program BSc/MSc International Business and Politics, MSc Business and Development Studies or available as electives to a wider group of students from different programs. Some these are also in joint collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and DTU, bringing students from different disciplinary backgrounds together. 

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You can find a selection of webinars and podcasts, as well as my blog on this site, in which I give insight into my research. Follow me on Twitter to stay updated about events and my work in general.

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