I am a lecturer in European political economy at the School of Politics, University College Dublin (UCD), and co-director of the Dublin European Institute. I have previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, the European University Institute in Florence, and the University of Amsterdam.
My approach to European political economy stems from the historic-empirical and institutionalist tradition, especially the classical work of Marx, Schumpeter, Weber, Polanyi, Kalecki, C Wright Mills and contemporary authors such as Peter Hall and Wolfgang Streeck. Rather than seeking generalised laws to explain the dynamics of European integration this tradition seeks empirical knowledge of the causal processes through which institutions and politics interact to produce variation in policy outcomes. Outside the silos of my teaching and research I can be found arguing about the origins and policy consequences of the Eurozone crisis, and the legitimation crisis of the democratic state in contemporary capitalism.
Co-Director Dublin European Institute
Lecturer in European Political Economy
UCD School of Politics and International Relations
Room G307, Newman Building,
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 8154