Dr Orkun Saka - Call for Papers
Call for papers for LSE Workshop on Political Economy of Turkey to be held on 12 March, 2019 at the LSE. Policy panel including Sergei Guriev (EBRD) and Selin Sayek Boke (Member of Turkish Parliament).
The submission deadline is January 18, 2019. Please see link for further event details and submission requirements: Call for papers
Richard Bronk's Lecture
Richard Bronk gave a joint lecture with Professor Jens Beckert on ‘Economics for uncertain times’ at the RSA in central London on 1 November 2018. To listen to the podcast click here
Dr Bongardt and Dr Torres on the Future of EU
Dr Annette Bongardt and Dr Francisco Torres delivered a presentation on The Future of EU governance at the conference Europe at the Cross Roads, organised by the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon on 15 October.
Dr Torres Chairing a Session at Oxford
Dr Francisco Torres, Visiting Senior Fellow, chaired a session of the Political Economy of Financial Markets series at St Antony’s College, Oxford University, 19 November, on The EU’s monetary and financial policies: The core and the periphery by Charles Enoch, PEFM Director. Read more
Lorenzo Codogno on the Media
Lorenzo Codogno has recently delivered multiple interviews on the Italian Budget, including with Class CNBC (26 October) and Radio Sputnik News (23 November). Lorenzo has also commented on Brexit for Al Jazeera (17 November), and he has taken part in multiple presentations recently, including at John Hopkins University on “Budgetary policies: the electoral campaign and the new government”, with Silvia Merler in Bologna on 17 November.
Philippe Legrain on the Press
Philippe Legrain has written multiple columns for leading news publications, including on: why Angela Merkel won't be missed when she retires, for Project Syndicate; why the real EU disintegration threat isn't further exits, but rather nationalists undermining and then taking over EU institutions, for Brussels Times; why the new divide in the Brexit debate is between pragmatists who prefer a bad deal to no deal and players who are willing to risk no-deal chaos to achieve their ends (a hard Brexit, no Brexit, a Labour government), for CapX.
3 December Philippe Legrain will take part in the European League of Economic Cooperation (ELEC) on the European elections and the future of European politics, Brussels
5 December Philippe Legrain will speak at the "Böll Lunch Debate: What is at Stake in the 2019 European Election?", Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Brussels
7 December Professor Paul De Grauwe will participate in a panel debate on ECB Quantitative Easing at the Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam
13 December Lorenzo Codogno will participate in a presentation at the Funding & Capital Markets Forum organised by the Italian Banking Association, Milan
11-12 January Professor Paul De Grauwe will take part in the Bellagio Annual Meeting at the Belgian National Bank
23 January Lorenzo Codogno will take part in a presentation on the Macro Economic Imbalance Procedure at the European Commission.
28 January Professor Paul De Grauwe will participate in the "Debate on Future of Euro" with Herman Van Rumpuy, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
29 January Lorenzo Codogno will participate in a presentation at the Finnish Parliament on “A Union of Trust and Rules? – European Economic Governance under Pressure”, Helsinki
Dr Waltraud Schelkle Awarded ERC Synergy Grant
Dr Waltraud Schelkle together with Dr Maurizio Ferrera from the University of Milan and Hanspeter Kriesi at the European University Institute, has been awarded a large Synergy Grant by the European Research Council. They will explore 'Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the EU post 2008'. The project will run over six years, starting in mid-2019, and has an overall value of €9.6 million. In its award letter, the ERC commended the project for 'Its considerable ambition in both empirical and theoretical terms [..] supported by the excellent methodology that the [Principal Investigators] intend to apply'. The ERC Press Release with a list of the 27 grants awarded can be found here:
Dr Waltraud Schelkle has also published an article on the German economist Hans-Werner Sinn that appeared in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 11 October, 2019. An English translation can be found here.
Dr Martin Westlake's paper in UACES Conference
Dr Martin Westlake delivered a paper at the UACES 48th Annual Conference in Bath. The paper, entitled 'The more (European integration) there is, the more (Euroscepticism) there is: Euroscepticism as reactive identity formation and the importance of an opposition and not just opposition,' was given in a panel on 'Assessing the Impact of Euroscepticism on Institutions: the EU Arena.'
Professor Kevin Featherstone's Contributions
Professor Kevin Featherstone, spoke on ‘The UK politics of a BREXIT deal’ at the Hertie School of Government, Berlin, 1 October; he also spoke to the LSE Alumni Association in Brussels on 9th October, updating them on developments at LSE and giving his assessment of the Brexit negotiations so far. His co-speaker was Margaritis Schinas, Chief Spokesman of the EU Commission. On 19th October he commented on the future of Anglo-Greek relations after ‘Brexit’ to an audience of policy-makers and officials at Ditchley Park, UK.
Gijs De Vries' Participations
Gijs De Vries will be joining the Reflection Group of the German Foreign Ministry charged with reviewing Germany’s public diplomacy. He also participated in the 2018 meeting of the annual Anglo-Dutch high level conference (Apeldoorn Conference).
Lectures by Dr Esra Özyürek
Dr Esra Özyürek gave a lecture on 'Making Germans out of Turks and Arabs? Holocaust Memory and Inclusion/Exclusion' at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, on 24 September 2018. She also gave a lecture titled 'Generation Allah: Democratizing Muslim Men and Holocaust Memory in Germany' at the University of Illinois, on 20 September 2018.
Anthony Teasdale's Article
Anthony Teasdale has published an article (co-authored with David Willetts) about Margaret Thatcher's Bruges speech, entitled 'How the seed of Brexit was planted 30 years ago', in the October 2018 edition of Prospect magazine.
Publications by Dr Annette Bongardt and Dr Francisco Torres
Dr Annette Bongardt and Dr Francisco Torres have recently co-authored 'Trade Agreements and Regional Integration: the EU after Brexit', Chapter 32 in Robert Looney (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Trade Agreements: Country, regional and global approaches, London and NY: Routledge, pp. 296-306; and 'What should be the EU’s approach to global trade?', Forum on the Global Trading System, Review of European Economic Policy,Vol. 53, 5, Sept/Oct.
Dr Esra Özyürek comments on Turkey
Dr Esra Özyürek talked to the following media outlets about the economic crisis in Turkey: BBC, Canda Television and ITV. She has also had her article "Exile and Plurality in Neoliberal Times: Turkey's Academics for Peace" accepted for publication and has been scheduled for the May 2019 special issue of Public Culture (31-2) on the theme of 'Interrogating the Histories and Futures of “Diversity”: Transnational Perspectives'.
Dr Esra Özyürek in Imminent Frame
Dr Esra Özyürek wrote about adopting religious belief one did not inherit from their parents "Inheratance and Belief" in Imminent Frame, 3 July 2018.
LSE Contintental Breakfast 15 June 2018
Horatio Mortimer has summarized the contributions and discussions of the Continental Breakfast which occurred on 15 June 2018 at the LSE concerning Brexit and Multilateralism.
Professor Iain Begg Contributions
Professor Iain Begg contributed to a panel on the Future of Cohesion Policy at the Prague European Summit, 20th June. He has also organised a workshop on the next EU multi-annual financial Framework, Hertie School, Berlin, 14th June and was a speaker at a plenary panel on Cohesion Policy at the annual conference of the Regional Studies Association, Lugano, 5th June. Iain has also written a short paper along with Lisa ten Brinke on 'Economic policy challenges of an ageing Europe' which has been published in Vanguardia Dossier. Alongside this, Iain's policy brief 'Plus can change...the Commission's budget proposals for 2021-27' has been published by the European Trade Union Institute.
Professor Kevin Featherstone speaks about the implications of Brexit
Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, spoke about the Implications of 'BREXIT' at a seminar jointly organised by LSE and Business Europe, 25th June, Brussels.