Department of Organization

Professor with special responsibilities

Room: KIL/14.A-4.55

I am Professor MSO in International Political Economy and study financial governance and transnational governance. In relation to this research, I am completing work on a small project on expert networks in economic governance funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. I am also working on an ongoing basis on issues related to compliance and anti-money laundering practices within financial institutions. Furthermore, I am developing work on how professional networks address complex global issues, with a focus on demographic change in OECD countries. In the period 2015- 2018, I was actively involved in a Horizon 2020 project on 'European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: The Role of European Networks', addressing issues related to demographic trends and policies in the European Union. For the period 2018-2021, I am involved in a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council on the role of consultants and experts in the definition and implementation of banking regulation standards. Additionally, I am co-principal investigator of a grant funded by the Velux foundation on ‘Expert Niches: How Local Networks Leverage Markets’ (2019-2022).

I am the CBS representative in the Horizon 2020 double degree doctoral programme GEM-STONES. I sit on the study board of the Sociology and Business Administration BSc programme and I act as a mentor in the Assistant Professor Programme.

I serve on the Editorial Board of the RIPE/Routledge series in Global Political Economy and the International Advisory Board of the Review of International Political Economy. I am a convenor of the network on ‘Regulation and Governance’ of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. I am also a Senior Associate Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation of the University of Warwick.

Primary research areas
  • Global financial governance, with special emphasis on global banking and financial reform
  • Transnational policy communities, regulatory networks and policy clubs
  • Professions in International Political Economy
  • The global anti-money laundering regime
  • Demographic fertility and national welfare systems
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Advanced Economic Sociology (4th semester - BSc SOC)

Stream course in International Political Economy (MSc IBP – from Spring 2021)


Interested in supervising in the areas of: transnational governance; global financial governance; expert networks and policy communities; demographic change.

Selected publications
  • ‘New Governors on the Block: The Rise of Anti-Money Laundering Professionals’, Crime, Law and Social Change 69(2): 191-205 (2018).
  • ‘Club Governance and the Making of Global Financial Rules’, Review of International Political Economy 22(2), 225-256 (2015).
  • ‘Professional Emergence on Transnational Issues: Linked Ecologies on Demographic Change’, Journal of Professions and Organization 2(1): 1-18 (2015) (with Leonard Seabrooke).
  • ‘Distinctions, Affiliations, and Professional Knowledge in Financial Reform Expert Groups’, Journal of European Public Policy 21(3): 389-407 (2014) (with Leonard Seabrooke).
  • ‘The Politics of Legitimate Global Governance’, Review of International Political Economy 18(1): 1-16 (2011) (with James Brassett).
Publications sorted by:
Eleni Tsingou / Effective Horizon Management in Transnational Administration : Bespoke and Box‐ticking Consultancies in Anti‐money Laundering.
In: Public Administration, 17.11.2021
Journal article > peer review
Eleni Tsingou / Global Remittances and COVID-19 : Locked Down but Not Locked Out.
In: Global Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021
Comment/debate > peer review
Mark Nance; Eleni Tsingou; Stephen J. Kay / Heat versus Light : Fact-Checking the Debate over De-Risking.
Atlanta : Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2021, 20 p. (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Policy Hub, No. 8-2021)
Working paper > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Eleni Tsingou / Revolving Doors in International Financial Governance
In: Global Networks, Vol. 21, No. 2, 4.2021, p. 294-319
Journal article > peer review
Eleni Tsingou / Fighting Financial Crime : Who Designs Global Governance and Who does The Work?.
In: Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 2, 6.2020, p. 169-179
Journal article > peer review
Eleni Tsingou / Masters of Compliance : Governing Money Laundering Risk through Professionalisation.
Abstract from SASE 32nd Annual Conference 2020 - Virtual, 2020
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Jacob Hasselbalch; Eleni Tsingou / Regulatory Networks and Policy Communities
In: Governance and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union . ed. /Ramona Coman; Amandine Crespy; Vivien A. Schmidt. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2020, p. 74-93
Book chapter > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Eleni Tsingou; Johann Ole Willers / The Political Economy of Policy Vacuums : The European Commission on Demographic Change.
In: New Political Economy, Vol. 25, No. 6, 12.2020, p. 1007-1021
Journal article
Leonard Seabrooke; Eleni Tsingou / Europe’s Fast- and Slow-burning Crises
In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 3, 3.2019, p. 468-481
Journal article > peer review
Leonard Seabrooke; Eleni Tsingou; Johann Ole Willers / Experts Networks and the European Commission on Demographic Change
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 17 p.
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2021 - 2022

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Research based on grant of the Norwegian Research Council
20% October 2021 - March 2022


Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Research team member



European University Institute 

Executive teaching


Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Researcher, 'Market for Anarchy' project



Norwegian Institute of Internation Affairs

Researcher, 'Market for Anarchy' project


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Consultant, Anti-Money Laundering



Norwegian Institute of Internation Affairs

Researcher, 'Market for Anarchy' project


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Consultant, Anti-Money Laundering