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Dr Steve Coulter


Dr Steve Coulter
LSE Fellow in Political Economy of Europe

European Institute

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Steve Coulter is LSE Fellow in the Political Economy of Europe. Prior to joining the EI, Steve was a Research Fellow at City University and adjunct lecturer in comparative political economy at the Clore Management School, Birkbeck College, London. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Social Market Foundation think-tank and previously worked for BBC News as Senior Economics Analyst, where he briefed journalists and presenters on the financial and Eurozone crises. Steve researches and writes on industrial and labour market policies in Europe. Steve was co-convenor of the labour market regulation strand of the EI’s Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe, which reported in June. He recently published a study of the industrial relations policies of Tony Blair’s government, ‘New Labour, Industrial Relations and the Trade Unions’, with Palgrave, and is currently working on a book exploring the place of the individual in economics. He studied history at King's College, Cambridge and was awarded his PhD in European Political Economy from the European Institute.

Research Interests

Comparative political economy; industrial and growth policy; interest groups; British and European politics; labour markets and trade unions.

Positions Held

LSE Fellow in Political Economy of Europe, European Institute


EU425 Interest Representation and Economic Policy-Making in Europe
EU453 The Political Economy of European Welfare State
EU425E Interest Groups, Markets and Democracy
EU443E European Capitalism and the Global Economy
EU452 Political Economy of Europe
EU410 Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design

Recent Publications

For a list of recent publications please see Dr Coulter's LSE Experts Page