Stefan Eich’s research and teaching interests are rooted in political theory and the history of political thought, in particular their relation to the politics of the economy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and holds an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge as well as a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. During his doctoral research he received Yale’s Ardon L. Judd Fellowship, was a Junior Research Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and continues to be affiliated with the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at University College London, where he is a principal investigator for the research initiative on digital currencies. Eich’s book manuscript in progress, entitled The Currency of Justice: Money and Political Thought, recovers debates about money as a central political institution by studying five moments of monetary politics and their imprint in the history of political thought. He is currently extending this research by working on John Locke’s influential political theory of depoliticized money and the relation between money and speech. Besides his interests in the politics of money, he will use his time at Princeton to pursue two additional projects. The first is a book on John Maynard Keynes’s political thought based on his extensive political writings and his engagement with the history of economic and political thought. The second project is a monograph on eighteenth-century discussions of economic growth, environmental limits, and political temporality – ranging from Rousseau to Malthus – that pivot around questions of how to maintain a stable commercial society prior to the carbon revolution’s circumvention of diminishing returns to land. At Princeton, Eich will be affiliated with the Department of Politics, where he will offer seminars on the politics of money and lecture on the history of political thought. He will also teach in the course sequence “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture” (HUM 216-219), and serve as a Faculty Fellow at Whitman College.