Dr. Laura von Daniels

Dr. Laura von Daniels

Research Division: The Americas
Head of Research Division


2012-2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest

2011-2012 Fritz Thyssen Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge

2010-2011 DAAD PhD Fellow, Politics Department, Princeton University, Princeton

2006-2010 Research Associate, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Areas of Expertise:

International financial system, Financial and debt crisis , Foreign trade policy

U.S. economic policy, monetary policy, trade policy, trade agreements, Transatlantic Agreement, Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), financial crisis, financial regulation

SWP Publications (selection):

Laura von Daniels, Markus Kaim, Ronja Kempin, Kai-Olaf Lang, Marco Overhaus, Johannes Thimm

A New Beginning with President Biden

Five German and European Priorities for the Transatlantic Agenda

SWP Comment 2020/C 61, December 2020, 7 Pages


Laura von Daniels, Susanne Dröge, Alexandra Bögner

Ways Out of the WTO’s December Crisis

How to Prevent the Open Global Trade Order from Unravelling

SWP Comment 2019/C 46, December 2019, 8 Pages


Laura von Daniels

On US Government Trade Policy

Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Puts Pressure on the EU

SWP Comment 2018/C 36, September 2018, 4 Pages
Laura von Daniels

Last Exit Basel III

As Regulation of Bank Capital Comes to a Close, Stability Concerns Risk Taking a Backseat

SWP Comment 2017/C 22, July 2017, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Laura von Daniels

A Decade After Its Inception, The G20 Engine is at Risk of Stalling

in: The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, 07.12.2018 (online)
Laura von Daniels

Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders Summit

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks sum up the outcomes of the G20 summit, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 30 to December 1.

in: Council of Councils (ed.): Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders Summit, Global Memo, 03.12.2018 (online)
Laura von Daniels, Henrik Enderlein, Christoph Trebesch

Sovereign Debt Disputes: A Database on Government Coerciveness During Debt Crises

in: Journal of International Money and Finance, March 2012, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 250-266
Laura von Daniels, Henrik Enderlein, Christoph Trebesch

On the Role of the Private Sector in Sovereign Debt Crises

in: Risse, Thomas/Lehmkuhl, Ursula (eds.): Governance Without a State? Policies and Politics in Areas of Limited Statehood, Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 2010

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Laura von Daniels

Global trade and political games

The US president has announced "Phase One" of his country's trade deal with China. What is behind it, and what are the chances of a WTO revival?

in: Deutsche Welle, 16.12.2019 (online).
Laura von Daniels

German “Iran Bank” to Save Nuclear Agreement

The prospect of securing major private-sector investments could offer Iran an incentive to uphold its side of the nuclear agreement despite Washington’s withdrawal. Laura von Daniels proposes the creation of a private German Iran Bank to facilitate such investments.

Point of View, 15.06.2018
Laura von Daniels

Trump Goes it Alone: Europe at a Loss?

US President Donald Trump is unyielding in his stance on protective tariffs on steel and aluminum. What are the consequences? Will it unite Europeans? Or divide them?

in: Deutsche Welle, 07.06.2018 (online)
Laura von Daniels

Germany’s economy is too strong. What will the new government do?

in: The Washington Post (Monkey Cage), 24.10.2017 (online)