Simon Ganem

Simon Ganem

PhD Candidate

European Institute

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Simon Ganem is a PhD candidate in European Political Economy, working on the Eurozone crisis. Simon’s PhD thesis focuses on the role played by cognitive biases in the European policy-makers’ response to the crisis. His research interests include the Eurozone crisis, behavioural economics, political economy, decision theory, crisis management and optimum currency area theory.

Prior to the PhD, Simon worked as a research intern at Bruegel and Coe-Rexecode, and as an apprentice in the Economic Research team at Natixis CIB. He also won the first prize of a contest organised by Le Cercle des Economistes with a project of a Eurozone-wide Unemployment Insurance Scheme.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in International Economics from Université Paris-Dauphine. He also holds a Master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and a Master’s degree in European Political Economy from the LSE. The main purpose of his LSE Master’s Dissertation was to quantify the effect of optimum currency area criteria on economic resilience in the Economic and Monetary Union.

Academic Supervisors

Professor Paul De Grauwe and Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis