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, 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

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)

SWP Comments

Lars Brozus
(Not) Lost in Foresight

Structuring Futures Complexity in a Politically Meaningful Way

Günther Maihold, Viktoria Reisch
Environmental Rights and Conflicts over Raw Materials in Latin America

The Escazú Agreement Is Ready to Come into Force in 2021