Virginia Crespi de Valldaura is a first-year PhD student at the European Institute. Her research focuses on the effects of Europeanisation on national welfare states, looking in particular at welfare and labour reforms in Spain under Socialist president Felipe González (1982-1996). Her interests include the political economy of European welfare states, the relationship between the European Union and Spain, and process tracing methods.
Virginia holds an MA in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris, as well as a BA in Ancient and Modern History and an MSt in Modern British and European History from the University of Oxford.
Professor Jonathan Hopkin and Professor Waltraud Schelkle