Coulter, Steve

Dr Steve Coulter  

Department

Position held

LSE Fellow in the Political Economy of Europe

 

Experience keywords:

European and UK growth; European political economy and 'Varieties of Capitalism'; UK trade unions and the Labour Party; industrial policy; the BBC.

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I have two main areas of interest. The first is in growth and industrial policy in the UK and European Union, where I apply 'Varieties of Capitalism' analysis to current challenges in industrial restructuring. I have published several analyses of UK and German industrial strategies that draw on this field.

The second is in the related question of the role of interest groups - especially business and trade unions - in influencing how these policies are formed. I have carried out research into the role of moderate UK trade unions in influencing Tony Blair's 'New Labour' government.

As well as these areas I also maintain an interest in the UK's public finances, having formerly worked as a senior economics analyst for BBC News where I advised on the BBC's coverage of the Budget, pre-Budget Report/Autumn Statement and Spending Reviews.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Central and Eastern Europe; Germany; UK

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

Alt phone number:

+44 (0)774 005 1524

Alt email:

stevecoulter50@gmail.com

Publications

Coulter, Steve (2017) Skill formation, immigration and European integration: the politics of the UK growth model New Political Economy. 1-15. ISSN 1356-3467

2016

Coulter, Steve (2016) The UK labour market and the 'great recession' In: Myant, Martin and Theodoropoulou, Sotiria and Piasna, Agnieszka, (eds.) Unemployment, Internal Devaluation and Labour Market Deregulation in Europe. European Trade Union Institute, Brussels, Belgium, 197-227. ISBN 9782874523960

Coulter, Steve (2016) UK trade unions come out against Brexit LSE New European Trade Unions (6 Jun 2016) blog

Coulter, Steve (2016) City of London beware: the perils of leaving the single market LSE Brexit (1 Jul 2016) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2016) Signalling moderation: uk trade unions, ‘New Labour’ and the single currency LEQS discussion papers, 121/2016. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Coulter, Steve and Hancké, Bob (2016) A bonfire of the regulations, or business as usual? The UK labour market and the political economy of Brexit Political Quarterly, 87 (2). 148-156. ISSN 0032-3179

2015

Coulter, Steve (2015) Tsipras to Germany: German taxpayers are not paying for Greek pensions LSE New European Trade Unions (25 Jun 2015) blog

Coulter, Steve (2015) Reforming UK labour regulation in or outside the EU would be hard work LSE New European Trade Unions (18 Dec 2015) blog

Coulter, Steve (2015) Reforming UK labour regulation – in or out of the EU – would be hard work LSE Brexit (21 Dec 2015) Blog entry

(2015) Social Europe, EU employment legislation and the UK labour market: report of the hearing held on 16th December 2015 Coulter, Steve and Hancké, Bob, eds The London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute, London, UK.

2014

Coulter, Steve (2014) Labour and the trade unions: lessons from New Labour Insight Plus Blog (27 Jan 2014) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2014) Juncker: what is he good for? LSE New European Trade Unions (30 Jun 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) Lessons on jobs from developing countries LSE New European Trade Unions (10 Sep 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) Europe gets in step with the ‘march of the makers’ LSE New European Trade Unions (19 May 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) EMU and social cohesion: can they co-exist? LSE New European Trade Unions (12 Jun 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) Piketty on capitalism: worth getting excited about? LSE New European Trade Unions (2 May 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) ETUI report underlines the costs of austerity LSE New European Trade Unions (7 Apr 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) Debunking 10 ‘pseudo facts’ about the crisis LSE New European Trade Unions (8 May 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) Book review: Made in the USA: the rise and retreat of American manufacturing by Vaclav Smil LSE Review of Books (30 Jan 2014) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2014) T-TIP: curb your enthusiasm LSE New European Trade Unions (22 May 2014) blog

Coulter, Steve (2014) New Labour policy, industrial relations and the trade unions Palgrave Pivot, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 9781137495754

Coulter, Steve (2014) The war over drugs: what’s at stake? LSE New European Trade Unions (3 Jun 2014) blog

2013

Hancké, Bob and Coulter, Steve (2013) The German manufacturing sector unpacked: institutions, policies and future trajectories Future of manufacturing project: Evidence paper, 13. Foresight, Government Office for Science, London, UK.

Coulter, Steve (2013) Another ‘Marshall Plan’ for Europe? Public Finance International (16 Jul 2013) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2013) Investing in Europe’s physical and knowledge infrastructure Policy Network (22 Oct 2013) opinion

Coulter, Steve (2013) Book review: The third globalization: can wealthy nations stay rich in the twenty-first century? LSE Review of Books (30 Aug 2013) blog

Coulter, Steve (2013) The DGB’s proposals for a new ‘Marshall Plan’ for Europe may mark the beginning of a discussion on the concrete alternatives to austerity. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Jul 2013) Blog entry

Schifferes, Steve and Coulter, Stephen (2013) Downloading disaster: BBC news online coverage of the global financial crisis Journalism, 14 (2). 228-252. ISSN 1464-8849

2011

Coulter, Steve (2011) Book review: the Conservative party from Thatcher to Cameron British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Apr 2011) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2011) Book review: saving the ‘Celtic Tiger’ from extinction British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Feb 2011) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2011) Book review: the strange non-death of neoliberalism British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Sep 2011) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2011) The more unions try to push Ed Miliband, the more he is likely to resist. The UK’s unions must become more adept at picking the battles they can actually win British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Sep 2011) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2011) Deficit reduction is important, but it’s not the end of the story: if we are to achieve real long term growth, government must come up with creative solutions to overcome the institutional and productive constraints on the economy British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Nov 2011) Blog entry

Coulter, Steve (2011) Manufacturing prosperity: diversifying UK economic growth Social Market Foundation, London, UK.

2010

Coulter, Steve (2010) Book review: Keynes: the return of the master British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Nov 2010) Blog entry

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