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 the General Editor of the ICSID Reports (with Prof. J. Vinuales).
Previously, he taught for a decade at the University of Cambridge and 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.