Matthias Thiemann is an assistant professor at Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt am Main. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Capitalism, Globalization and Governance in 2012-2013.
His research focuses on the capacity of nation states to limit the rule bending activity of banks and financial market actors in an era of globalized finance. His doctoral thesis in particular focuses on the regulation of a particular segment of the bank-based shadow banking sector in different European countries before the crisis and the reasons for the different stances towards regulatory circumvention occurring in this segment. He defends his doctoral thesis at Columbia University in September 2012. He holds an MA in Global Political Economy and Finance from the New School in NYC (2007) and a Diplom in Social Sciences from Humboldt Universitaet Berlin (2009).
He has published on the regulation of shadow banks in Europe in the business journal “Competition and Change” and in the FEPS Working Paper Series, and on the need for general regulatory reform in the UNDP Discussion Paper Series.
He has published book chapters and articles on the strategies of freelance web designers in NYC to secure work and structure their work-life balance with the help of their social networks (2010, 2011), on social network theory and social change (2007, 2009) and on social networks and their impact on school success (2006).
He has worked as a consultant for the United Nations on regulatory reform in financial markets and its impact on developing countries (2011).