Research Team

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RESEARCH TEAM

Professor Dermot Hodson

(Principal Investigator)

Dermot Hodson is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He previously worked as an economist at the European Commission’s DG for Economic and Financial Affairs and has taught at the LSE and held visiting positions at the College of Europe in Natolin, the University of Agder in Kristiansand and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges.

 

His books include Governing the Euro Area in Good Times and Bad (Oxford University Press, 2011), The New Intergovernmentalism: States and Supranational Actors in the Post-Maastricht Era (with Chris Bickerton and Uwe Puetter, Oxford University Press, 2015), The Transformation of EU Treaty Making: The Rise of Parliaments, Referendums and Courts Since 1950 (with Imelda Maher, Cambridge University Press, 2018) and the Institutions of the European Union (with Uwe Puetter and Sabine Saurugger, Oxford University Press, 2021).

Professor David Howarth

(Principal Investigator)

David Howarth has been a Professor at the University of Luxembourg since 2012. He was previously a Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Edinburgh where he also ran a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Professor Howarth is (since 2015) one of three editors of the Routledge / UACES book series on Contemporary European Studies, one of the leading series focused on European Union affairs. Professor Howarth is a founding member of the University of Luxembourg’s Robert Schuman Initiative, since 2016 a leading interdisciplinary centre for study of European Union affairs and recognized and funded twice by the EU Commission as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

 

His books include The Political Economy of European Banking Union (with Lucia Quaglia, Oxford University Press, 2016), Regional Development Banks in the World Economy (with Judith Clifton and Daniel Fuentes, Oxford University Press, 2021) and Economic and Monetary Union at Twenty: A Stocktaking of a Tumultuous Second Decade (with Amy Verdun, Routledge, 2021).

Dr Iacopo Mugnai

(post doctoral research associate)

Dr Iacopo Mugnai is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Birkbeck College. He was recently awarded his PhD from the University of Warwick, where he worked on the politics of ideas within the European Central Bank. His research has been published in Comparative European Politics.

Lukas Spielberger

(research associate)

Lukas Spielberger is a Research Associate at the University of Luxembourg. An expert on the political economy of economic and financial integration in Europe, he is currently completing a PhD at the University of Leiden. His research has been published in Comparative European Politics and the Journal of European Public Policy.

Advisory Board

Jasmina Hayes

CEO of Integrity Action (2016-ongoing), a London-based NGO that works with citizens to improve the accountability of international development projects.

Professor Baron Bernard Snoy

Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1994-2002) and Executive Director of the World Bank (1991-94).

Professor Alexander Stubb

Prime Minister of Finland (2014-15) and Minister of Finance of Finland (2015-16), former Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (2017-20) and Member of the European Parliament (2004-08).  

Helen Kavvadia

Researcher in Residence, Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg.

Dr Iacopo Mugnai is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Birkbeck. He was recently awarded his PhD at the University of Warwick, where he worked on the politics of ideas within the European Central Bank. His research has been published in Comparative European Politics.

Lukas Spielberger is a research assistant at the University of Luxembourg. An expert on the political economy of economic and financial integration in Europe, he is currently completing a PhD at the University of Leiden. His research has been published in Comparative European Politics and the Journal of European Public Policy.