Dr Annette Bongardt

Dr Annette Bongardt

Visiting Senior Fellow in European Political Economy

European Institute

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Key Expertise
EU Integration; Regulation; Sustainability; EU Trade Agreements; Brexit

About me

Annette Bongardt has been a Senior Visiting Fellow in European Political Economy at the European Institute since 2014. Before joining the LSE she was a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Research of the European University Institute, Florence, and a Senior Member and Academic Visitor at the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.

She is a regular Visiting Professor at the National Institute for Public Administration, Lisbon (coordinator and professor of European Integration and Internationalisation) and Visiting Associate Professor at UFP, Porto. Previously, she also taught at the Universities of Aveiro (Associate Professor, Economics Department) and Católica (CEE/IEE) Lisbon, and the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. She is a member of the Research Center in Political Science (CICP).

She holds a Ph.D. in Economics (1990) from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Prior she had graduated from the Technische Universität Berlin (‘Betriebswirtschaftslehre’). She received a German Academic Exchange (DAAD) scholarship for integrated foreign studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (MBA programme).

Currently she is, among others, involved in an international research project on the European Semester led by A. Verdun from the University of Leiden (Jean Monnet EuroSem, which also includes the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, the University of Pisa, and CLSBE Lisbon).

She contributed regularly to academic discussion forums like the LSE Brexit and EUROPP blogs but also ‘The UK in a changing Europe’ (Economic and Social Research Council), King’s College London, the Wirtschaftsdienst: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik and the Oekonomenstimme (here). You can also find Annette on ResearchGate (here).

Research Interests

Her main research interests, on which she has published extensively, have been European integration (including the size and external and internal borders of the club) and economic governance (internal market, competition policy, Lisbon and Europe 2020 strategies, European semester, EU environmental, energy and climate policies); sustainability and competitiveness; and European economic integration and migration policies (i.e. Chinese business communities and Chinese FDI).

Expertise Details

EU Integration; Regulation; Sustainability; EU Trade Agreements; Brexit

Selected Publications

Among her publications are several (co-)edited and (co-)authored books on European integration topics that range from industrial organization/ innovation policy (authored, EUI Press 2000) to EU competition policy (ed., INA 2005), competitiveness factors (co-ed., INA 2007), regional competitiveness/EU cohesion (co-ed., INA 2004) to migration (Chinese migration and FDI) from a single market perspective (co-authored, INA 2006). Her most recent books are on Brexit (UCP, 2017), co-authored with Francisco Torres (here), and the Politics and Economics of Brexit (forthcoming 2019, Edward Elgar), co-edited with Simona Talani and Francisco Torres.

Her more recent articles in academic journals have dealt with sustainable integration (here) (Journal of European Integration, 2015, co-authored with I. Begg, K. Nicolaidis and F. Torres), Brexit, the optimal size of the Union (2018, with F. Torres) and EU comprehensive trade agreements (2017) and the EU’s approach to global trade (2018, with F. Torres) – articles here. She also authored or co-authored chapters for the main handbooks on European integration (Oxford University Press, 2012, Palgrave, 2013, Routledge, 2015 and 2018) and the Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Politics (forthcoming).