Begg, Iain

Professor Iain Begg  

Department

Position held

Professorial Research Fellow

 

Experience keywords:

Britain & the Euro; EMU; EU budget; EU economy; European employment strategy; European social policy; UK economy; cohesion in the EU; competitiveness; economic and monetary union; fiscal federalism; policy co-ordination; stability and growth pact; structural funds

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Research interests and experience: principally, the economics of European integration with a focus on policy issues. Recent research projects have covered economic policy under EMU, the social dimension of European integration, the European Employment Strategy, and examination of regional disparities in the EU and their policy implications. Other interests have included work on urban and regional competitiveness.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Britain; EU

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

020 7955 6813

Publications

2017

Begg, Iain (2017) Fiscal rules and the scope for risk sharing Intereconomics, 52 (3). 131-137. ISSN 0020-5346

Begg, Iain (2017) The Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe – a case of what might have been… LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (8 Mar 2017) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2017) Britain’s got bills – but will it pay? Settling the UK’s EU budget obligations LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Feb 2017) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2017) Reflecting on how to run €MU more effectively LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Jun 2017) Blog entry

Black, Julia and Woll, Cornelia and Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher and Moloney, Niamh and Schuster, Edmund-Philipp and Hübner, Danuta and Fankhauser, Samuel and Carvalho, Maria and Iammarino, Simona and Ascani, Andrea and Begg, Iain and de Grauwe, Paul and Travers, Tony and Jackson-Preece, Jennifer (2017) LSE’s experts explain what awaits Britain and Europe ahead of Brexit LSE Brexit (23 Jan 2017) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2017) Making sense of the costs and benefits of Brexit: challenges for economists Atlantic Economic Journal. ISSN 0197-4254

Begg, Iain (2017) Fiscal and other rules in EU economic governance: helpful, largely irrelevant or unenforceable? National Institute Economic Review, 239 (1). R3-R13. ISSN 0027-9501

Bachtler, John and Begg, Iain (2017) Cohesion policy after Brexit: the economic, social and institutional challenges Journal of Social Policy, 46 (4). 745-763. ISSN 0047-2794

2016

Begg, Iain (2016) Brexit: why, what next and how? CESifo Forum, 17 (1). 30-36. ISSN 1615-245X

Begg, Iain and Mushövel, Fabian (2016) The economic impact of brexit: jobs, growth and the public finances The London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute, London, UK.

(2016) LSE commission on the future of Britain in Europe Begg, Iain and Featherstone, Kevin, eds The London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute, London, UK.

Begg, Iain (2016) Lies, damned lies and yet more misleading statistics on Europe LSE Brexit (10 Feb 2016) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2016) By engaging with the media academics can enjoy benefits to their research Impact of Social Sciences Blog (1 Nov 2016) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2016) Despite strong GDP data, it is difficult to ascertain what effect Brexit will really have on the economy LSE Brexit (28 Oct 2016) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2016) The economics of Brexit: which side should we believe? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (9 May 2016) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2016) Theresa May’s timeline for Brexit: canny tactics or Brexishambles? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (5 Oct 2016) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2016) Why both sides of the UK’s debate are misleading the public on EU budget contributions LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (8 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2016) The welfare state in Europe: still worth having? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2016) The EU budget and UK contribution National Institute Economic Review, 236 (1). 39-47. ISSN 0027-9501

2015

Begg, Iain (2015) What might Brexit look like? No one really knows LSE Brexit (4 Nov 2015) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2015) No movement in Brussels: Cameron needs to come up with another way to cut EU migration LSE Brexit (18 Dec 2015) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2015) ‘OK, David’ – No 10 will be quietly satisfied with Tusk’s initial response to Cameron’s renegotiation demands LSE Brexit (7 Dec 2015) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2015) Deepening EU economic governance: the next steps LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (4 Nov 2015) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2015) Britain’s risky euro-out strategy LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Nov 2015) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2015) Push or jump? Why the UK could be facing a ‘Brexpulsion’ rather than a ‘Brexit’ LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (5 Aug 2015) Blog entry

Begg, Iain and Bongardt, Annette and Nicolaïdis, Kalypso and Torres, Francisco (2015) EMU and sustainable integration Journal of European Integration, 37 (7). 803-816. ISSN 0703-6337

Begg, Iain (2015) Lies, damned lies and statistics on the UK’s EU membership LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Oct 2015) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2015) What does the Five Presidents’ report mean for the future of the euro? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Jun 2015) Blog entry

2014

Evans, Jocelyn and Evans, Mary and Arzheimer, Kai and Begg, Iain and Vasilopoulou, Sofia and Halikiopoulou, Daphne and Hagemann, Sara and Shaw, Eric and Cianetti, Licia and Rodríguez-Teruel, Juan and Saltman, Erin Marie (2014) European Parliament election results – our experts react LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 May 2014) Blog entry

2013

Begg, Iain (2013) The Cypriot banking crisis shows that Europeans have yet to work out the answer to the question, ‘who pays?’ LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 Mar 2013) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2013) It is entirely possible that Britain could leave the European Union within the next decade. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (7 Jan 2013) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2013) Margaret Thatcher maintained a difficult relationship with Europe, but she was far from a figurehead for Euroscepticism. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Apr 2013) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2013) Are better defined rules enough? An assessment of the post-crisis reforms of the governance of EMU Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 19 (1). 49-62. ISSN 1024-2589

Begg, Iain (2012) If Greece does not do enough to convince its creditors to maintain the flow of funding, it will be in default: but this does not necessarily mean a Euro exit LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 May 2012) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2012) The UK will gain very little from blocking a deal on the EU budget LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (14 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Begg, Iain (2012) The EU’s response to the global financial crisis and sovereign debt crisis Asia Europe Journal, 9 (2-4). 107-124. ISSN 1610-2932

Begg, Iain (2012) Banking union: inevitable, but profoundly challenging? CESifo Forum, 13 (4). 15-20. ISSN 1615-245X

Begg, Iain (2012) A well designed Europe-wide financial transactions tax could be a powerful source of revenue for the EU budget LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (31 Mar 2012) Blog entry

2010

Begg, Iain (2010) Economic and social governance in the making: EU governance in flux Journal of European Integration, 32 (1). 1-16. ISSN 0703-6337

Begg, Iain (2010) Cohesion or confusion: a policy searching for objectives Journal of European Integration, 32 (1). 77-96. ISSN 0703-6337

Begg, Iain and Erhel, Christine and Mortensen, Jørgen (2010) Medium-term employment challenges CEPS special reports, The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium. ISBN 9789290799771

2009

Begg, Iain (2009) Paving the way for a strategy of sustainable development In: Rodrigues, Maria João, (ed.) Europe, Globalization and the Lisbon Agenda. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 283-293. ISBN 9781848441965

Begg, Iain (2009) Monetary policy strategies In: Dyson, Kenneth and Marcussen, Martin, (eds.) Central Banks in the Age of the Euro: Europeanization, Convergence, and Power. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199218233

Begg, Iain (2009) Reconciling Europe’s competitiveness with sustainable development In: Liddle, Roger, (ed.) After the Crisis: a New Socio-Economic Settlement for the Eu. An EU "fit for purpose" in the global age. Policy Network, London, UK, 151-161.

Begg, Iain (2009) Funding the EU budget: a case for inaction? Public Finance and Management, 9 (4). 506-535. ISSN 1523-9721

Begg, Iain (2009) Regulation and supervision of financial intermediaries in the EU: the aftermath of the financial crisis Journal of Common Market Studies, 47 (5). 1107-1128. ISSN 1468-5965

2008

Begg, Iain (2008) Structural policy and economic convergence CESifo Forum, 9 (1). 3-9. ISSN 1615-245X

Begg, Iain (2008) La Suède à la recherche de son modèle social La Revue de L’ires, 58. 145-165. ISSN 1145-1378

Begg, Iain (2008) The Lisbon strategy post-2010 In: Losch, M. and Burger, C. and Farré Capedevila, V., (eds.) Die Zukunft Der Wirtschaftspolitik Der Eu. Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Vienna, Austria.

Begg, Iain (2008) Rethinking the EU’s finances: the 2008/9 budget review In: Ludlow, Peter, (ed.) Setting Eu Priorities 2008. The European Strategy Forum, Ponte de Lima, Portugal. ISBN 9789899535725

Begg, Iain and Enderlein, Henrik and Le Cacheux, Jacques and Mrak, Mojmir (2008) Financing of the European Union budget Directorate General for Budget, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

Begg, Iain and Lefresne, Florence (2008) Le marché du travail britannique: mythe et réalité du modèle néo-libéral La Revue de L’ires, 58 (3). 111-143. ISSN 1145-1378

Begg, Iain (2008) Is there a convincing rationale for the Lisbon Strategy? Journal of Common Market Studies, 46 (2). 427-435. ISSN 1468-5965

Begg, Iain (2008) Subsidiarity in regional policy In: Gelauff, George and Grilo, Isabel and Lejour, Arjan, (eds.) Subsidiarity and Economic Reform in Europe. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 291-310. ISBN 9783540772453

Begg, Iain (2008) Economic governance in an enlarged euro area European Economy. Economic Papers, 311. European Commission Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Brussels, Belgium. ISBN 9789279082368

Begg, Iain and Draxler, Juraj and Mortensen, Jørgen (2008) Is social Europe fit for globalisation?: a study of the social impact of globalisation in the European Union CEPS special reports, The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium.

2007

Begg, Iain (2007) The 2008/2009 review of the EU budget: real or cosmetic? CESifo Forum, 8 (1). 45-50. ISSN 1615-245X

Begg, Iain (2007) Rethinking the EU’s finances: the 2008/9 budget review In: Ludlow, Peter, (ed.) Setting Eu Priorities 2007. The European Strategy Forum, Ponte de Lima, Portugal. ISBN 9789899535701

Begg, Iain (2007) Contested meanings of transparency in central banking Comparative European Politics, 5 (1). 36-52. ISSN 1472-4790

Begg, Iain (2007) Lisbon II, two years on: an assessment of the Partnership for Growth and Jobs CEPS special reports, The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium. ISBN 9789290797272

Begg, Iain (2007) Is stability necessary for growth? In: Magnusson, Lars and Stråth, Bo, (eds.) European Solidarities: Tensions and Contentions of a Concept. Travail & Société - Work & Society (57). P.I.E. Peter Lang, Brussels, Belgium, 55-72. ISBN 9789052013633

2006

Begg, I. and Mayes, D. and Hodson, D. and Maher, I. (2006) Adjusting to EMU One Europe or several?. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, US. ISBN 033399566X

Begg, Iain (2006) Economic policy and institutional transparency: the ECB In: Oxelheim, Lars, (ed.) Corporate and Institutional Transparency for Economic Growth in Europe. International business & management (19). Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 47-70. ISBN 9780080446653

Begg, Iain (2006) Real convergence and EMU enlargement: the time dimension of fit with the Euro area In: Dyson, Kenneth, (ed.) Enlarging the Euro Area: External Empowerment and Domestic Transformation in East Central Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199277674

Begg, Iain (2006) Is full participation in the EMU likely to favour or slow real convergence? In: Balcerowicz, Leszek and Fischer, Stanley, (eds.) Living Standards and the Wealth of Nations : Successes and Failures in Real Convergence. MIT Press, Cambridge, USA, 365-391. ISBN 9780262025959

Begg, Iain (2006) Lisbon relaunched: what has changed? Is it working better? CEPS special reports, The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium.

2005

Begg, Iain (2005) Funding the European Union Federal Trust Research Reports, The Federal Trust for Education and Research, London, UK.

2004

Begg, Iain (2004) Future fiscal arrangements of the European Union Common Market Law Review, 41 (3). 775-794. ISSN 0165-0750

Begg, Iain and Schelkle, Waltraud (2004) Can fiscal policy co-ordination be made to work effectively? Journal of Common Market Studies, 42 (5). 1047-1059. ISSN 0021-9886

Begg, Iain and Schelkle, Waltraud (2004) The pact is dead: long live the pact National Institute Economic Review, 189. 86-98. ISSN 0027-9501

2003

Begg, Iain and Hodson, Dermot and Maher, Imelda (2003) Economic policy coordination in the European Union National Institute Economic Review, 183 (1). 66-77. ISSN 0027-9501

Begg, Iain (2003) Complementing EMU: rethinking cohesion policy Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 19 (1). 161-179. ISSN 1460-2121

2002

Ardy, Brian and Begg, Iain and Schelkle, Waltraud and Torres, Francisco (2002) How will EMU affect cohesion? Intereconomics, 37 (6). 300-314. ISSN 0020-5346

Begg, Iain and Canova, Fabio and de Grauwe, Paul and Fatas, Antonio and Lane, Philip R. (2002) Surviving the slowdown Monitoring the European central bank, 4. Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, UK. ISBN 1898128650

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