Michael Waibel


Schottenbastei 10-16 (Juridicum)
1010 Vienna

TEL  +43-1-4277-35322
FAX  +43-1-4277-835322

Staircase II, 5th floor, room R532

Office hours: Tuesday 11-12 (email brigitte.weidinger@univie.ac.at for an appointment, indicating matter(s) to be discussed)

No regular office hour outside the semester (email  brigitte.weidinger@univie.ac.at for an appointment

Michael Waibel is a professor of international law at the University of Vienna. His teaching and writing focus on international law, international economic law, sovereign debt and international dispute settlement. He received the Deák Prize of the American Society of International Law, the Book Prize of the European Society of International Law and a Leverhulme Prize for his research. He is Co-General Editor of the ICSID Reports (with Jorge Viñuales) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Economic Law (with Kathleen Claussen and Sergio Puig).

Previously, he taught for a decade at the University of Cambridge, und was from 2015-2019 co-deputy director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Director of Studies at Jesus College. In 2010-2011 he was the Schmidheiny Visiting Assistant Professor in Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen. In 2019, he was Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School.

He studied law at the universities of Vienna, Paris II Pantheon-Assas and Harvard Law School, and economics at the London School of Economics. He worked at the European Central Bank, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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Curriculum Vitae



Publications by Area

ORCID          SSRN         Google Scholar          Web of Science

Research focus

International Dispute Settlement, including arbitration
International Financial Law
Sovereign Debt and Financial Crises
International Investment Law
Law of Treaties
Law and Economics
European Monetary Union

Functions and Memberships

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford University Press, with Kathleen Claussen and Sergio Puig) (2021-)
General Editor, ICSID Reports (Cambridge University Press, with Jorge Viñuales) (2019-)
Programme Director, Executive Education Course in International Investment Law and Arbitration, Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge (2018-)
Member, The Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association (2023-)
Treasurer and Board Member, International Law Students Association (2018-)
Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance
Member, American Society of International Law, American Law & Economics Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerrecht, European Economic Association, European Law and Economics Association, European Society of International Law, International Law Association, Österreichischer Juristentag, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europarecht, Österreichischer Juristentag, Société française pour le droit international, Society of Empirical Legal Studies, Society of International Economic Law


2020 Science Prize (Würdigungspreis), State of Vorarlberg
2018 Turing Fellowship
2015 British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award
2014 Leverhulme Prize
2012 Book Prize of the European Society of International Law
2009 Diploma, Hague Academy of International Law
2008 Bok Award for Teaching Excellence, Harvard University, Department of Economics
2008 Francis Déak Prize, American Society of International Law

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