London School of Economics and Political Science 

London, UK

Partner 9 (LSE)

The London School of Economics and Political Science is a leading social science institution for teaching and research. Since it was founded over 100 years ago, LSE has maintained high levels of scholarly achievement. The Schoolís academic profile spans a wide range of disciplines, and it hosts almost 6,500 students from the UK and worldwide. The School is renowned also for its atmosphere of intellectual argument and debate. The Department of International Relations at the LSE was the first of its kind in 1924 and has remained a leading centre for the development of the subject ever since. The European Institute was created in 1991 to be a primary focus for the inter-disciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. Research is structured around three themes: Governance of the European Union; European Ideas and Identities; and European Political Economy.


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Dr. Federica Bicchi

Federica Bicchi is Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at LSE. She is member of the Departmentís European Foreign Policy Unit and lectures on the EU in the world and European Security and Defence on Masterís level, as well as co-running a research workshop on European International Politics at PhD level. She has specialised in European foreign and security policy, the Mediterranean region and the EUís Mediterranean policy as well as EU relations with the Middle East. Her interest field also covers constructivism and negotiation theory, and the study of negotiations at the European level on matters of foreign policy.
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Dr. Caterina Carta

Caterina Carta is a PhD in Comparative and European Politics. She holds a Post-Doctoral grant in European Foreign and Security Studies, financed by the Compagnia di San Paolo, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Volkswagen Stiftung. She collaborates in teaching activities at the University of Siena, within the framework of the Course of European Institutions of the Master Programme MPiE, and at the undergraduate level within the framework of the Course European Political Organisation. Carta collaborates with the London School of Economics in the framework of the RECON project. Her research interests cover European Foreign Policy, European Diplomacy and External Relations of the European Union.
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Dr. Waltraud Schelkle

Waltraud Schelkle is Senior Lecturer at the European Institute at LSE. She teaches political economy of European integration at the Master's level, as well as co-running a research workshop on theories of political economy at PhD level. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin and a Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. Her research interests focus on economic governance of the monetary union and the emergence of Social Europe through fiscal surveillance, single market legislation and direct initiatives like the European Employment Strategy. Her wider interests cover the theory of political economy.
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Dr. Joan Costa-i-Font

Joan Costa-i-Font is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at LSE. He teaches courses on European political economy, fiscal federalism and the economics and political economy of social policy at graduate level. He is currently research fellow at CESifo and FEDEA. He has had honorary research posts at Oxford University, CES (Munich), Iberoamerican Univeristy (Mexico) and Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and was a lecturer at the University of Barcelona. His current research attempts to contribute to the understanding of European welfare state reform and governance, the design of health and long term care insurance schemes and, the influence of social incentives in explaining health production, health care use and attitudes towards redistribution.
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Dr. Christa van Wijnbergen

Christa van Wijnbergen is a Research Fellow at the European Institute at LSE. She previously taught at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and at Ohio State University and was a visiting fellow at Harvard's Center for European Studies. She received her PhD in Political Science in 2002 from Northwestern University. Current research projects include a study on the new governance structures in the European Union and the Member States, specifically the lessons learned from decentralization and coordination within the framework of the Open Method of Coordination. Her research interests focus on comparative political economy, labour and distributive politics, varieties of capitalism in continental Europe, and reform politics.

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Prof. Stefan Collignon  

Stefan Collignon is Professor for Economic Policy at SantíAnna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. He is Chairman of the Scientific Commitee of the Centro Europa Ricerche (CER) in Rome and Visiting Professor at the European Institute at LSE. He has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University and taught at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Paris and Lille and at the College of Europe Bruges. He acts as a Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Regional Policy Danuta HŁbner. He is a widely renowned scholar on monetary economics and related social and political issues and is the author of numerous books on issues such as monetary and development economics. His book The European Republic deals with constitutional issues of Europeís economic governance.

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