Current position

Professor of Political Economy, Birkbeck College, University of London

Courses offered

EU Governance and Integration : Common Policies, Institutions, Eurozone, (Digital) Single Market, Globalisation, EU Crises (30h)

Previous professional affiliations

Economist, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission


  • BA, Trinity College Dublin
  • MSc, College of Europe, Bruges (Leonardo da Vinci, 1998-1999)
  • PhD, London School of Economics

Research interests

Economic and Monetary Union; European integration; governance; EU institutions; global governance; British politics; treaty making.

Recent publications

  • ‘The European Union in disequilibrium: new intergovernmentalism, postfunctionalism and integration theory in the post-Maastricht period (with Uwe Puetter) Journal of European Public Policy: 1-19 (2019).
  • The Transformation of EU Treaty Making: The Rise of Parliaments, Referendums and Courts Since 1950 (with Imelda Maher). Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • The Institutions of the European Union, 4th Edition (with John Peterson). Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • The New Intergovernmentalism: States and Supranational Actors in the Post-Maastricht Era (with Christopher Bickerton and Uwe Puetter). Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Governing the Euro Area in Good Times and Bad. Oxford University Press, 2011.

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