J. Nicholas ZieglerProfessor of International and Public Affairs (Research)
I am a political scientist and a specialist on Western Europe. My current research focuses on two main topics: the political economy of generational change in Europe and financial market regulation in the United States as well as Europe.
Most of my fieldwork has emphasized the politics of public policy in France and Germany, though I also teach on the European Union. I have held fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the German Marshall Fund, and the Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforchung in Cologne. I studied European cultural history at Princeton before doing graduate work at Harvard University. Selected publications are listed below. Prior to joining the faculty at Brown, I taught at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Political Science Department at UC Berkeley.