Ngaire Woods was educated at Auckland University (BA in economics, LLB Hons in law). She studied at Balliol College, Oxford as a New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship completing an M.Phil in International Relations (with Distinction) and D.Phil. She won a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford (1990-1992) and subsequently taught at Harvard University (Government Department) before taking up her Fellowship at University College, Oxford. She teaches International Relations (with a particular focus on international economic institutions) to undergraduates and graduates at Oxford and is founder and director of a research programme investigating how global institutions could better respond to the needs of developing countries - the Global Economic Governance Programme (www.globaleconomicgovernance.org).
Walter Mattli is the Fellow in Politics at St. John's College and Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Geneva and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. From 1995 until 2004 he taught at Columbia University in New York where he was Associate Professor of International Political Economy and a member of the Institute of War and Peace Studies. His publications include The Logic of Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 1999), The Politics of Global Regulation (Princeton University Press, 2009, with Ngaire Woods, eds), as well as articles on European legal integration, EU enlargement, comparative regional integration, international commercial dispute resolution, transatlantic regulatory cooperation, and globalization and international governance. He is presently completing two book-projects; one is entitled Global Standards Battles, the other Institutional Choice in International Commerce. He has been a Forum Fellow as well as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, a Fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies) in Berlin, and Brettschneider Scholar at Cornell University. In 1995, he was awarded the Helen Dwight Reid Award of the American Political Science Association, in 2003 the JP Morgan International Prize in Finance Policy and Economics of the American Academy in Berlin, and in 2006 a two-year British Academy Research Fellowship. Before beginning his graduate studies, he worked in international banking.