Stefan Eich is Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University and currently Richard B. Fisher Member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton.
His research is in political theory, intellectual history, and the history of political thought, especially the political theory of money and financial capitalism. Prior to Georgetown, he was a fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows and received his doctorate from Yale University. Having grown up in Germany, he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and received a master’s in political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge.
Eich is the author of The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes (Princeton University Press, May 2022), which recovers constitutive debates about money as a political institution in the history of political thought. His work has appeared in Political Theory, Modern Intellectual History, Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics, and History & Theory.
With Martijn Konings, he co-edits a book series at Stanford University Press on “Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times.”
The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes (Princeton University Press, May 2022)