Vally Koubi is Senior Scientist and Professor (Titular) at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), and a professor at the Institute of Economics at the University of Bern.
Professor studied Public Law and Political Science at the Law School of the University of Athens, Greece (B.A. in 1983). She received an M.S. in Public Policy (1985), an M.A. (1988) and a Ph.D. in Political Science (1991), all from the University of Rochester, USA. She taught at the Department of Government and The Washington Semester Program at the American University in Washington D.C.(1989-1990), and at the Department of Political Science of the University of Buffalo (1990-1991). From 1991 to 1998 she was an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Georgia, USA. She has been a visiting professor at the Department of Political Science at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1994-1995), and at the Institute for European Studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1997-1998). She also spent 1996-1997 as a TMR Fellow at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. She joined the University of Bern and the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH in 1999.
Her research and teaching interests are in International Relations, Political Economy and Environmental Politics. Her work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Economy, European Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Global Environmental Politics, Journal of Peace Research, and Public Choice.