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The Slow-Burning Crisis in EU Economic Governance and the Global Debates on Macro-economic Policies

Boston University - Associate Prof. in Political Economy
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Université Libre de Bruxelles - Researcher at the Institute for European Studies and at the Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politiques
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Maja Savevska
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Associate Researcher


  • "RT2 - BN1 - M. Savaveska - Embedding-Disembedding"
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  • "RT2 BN2 - P. Vanheuverzwijn - Structural Reforms"
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RT2’s central objective is to go beyond existing knowledge contributing to answer the question whether governance responses to the crisis have hampered or facilitated the resolution of broader slow-burning macro-economic imbalances. 

The policy focus on RT2 is macro-economic policies and their underlying ideational frames.

Transversal questions to be discussed in light of the still controversial macro-economic choices favored following the crisis: (1) Debates on the normative and ideational frames underpinning current macro-economic choices; (2) Macro-economic and fiscal modes of governance affecting the implementation of structural reforms within individual countries; (3) Shifting roles and prospects of regulatory and supervisory actors in tackling slow-burning crises.

@ Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road

Leonard Seabrooke
Prof. at the Department of Business and Politics; ENLIGHTEN Project’s Chief Scientist
Amandine Crespy
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Lecturer
Athanasios Orphanides
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management
Loukas Tsoukalis
Harvard University - Pierre Keller Visiting Prof. At the Harvard Kennedy School
Ramona Coman
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Director of the Institut d'Etudes Européennes
Cornel Ban
Boston University / Copenhagen Business School - Professor of International Relations
Benjamin Braun
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies - Postdoctoral Fellow
Laszlo Andor
Prof. of European Economic Governance; Former EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Paul Tucker
Harvard University - Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
Matthias Matthijs
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies - Assistant Prof. of International Political Economy
Frederik Ponjaert
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Researcher
Georg Fischer
Yale University - European Union Commission Visiting Fellow at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area
Colin Brown
Harvard University - Lecturer on Government, Comparative Politics, Migration, Political Parties and Western Europe
Maja Savevska
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Associate Researcher
Gerry Van Der Kamp-Alons
Radboud University Nijmegen - Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Political Science Department
Pieter De Wilde
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin-WZB - Research Fellow of the Research Unit
Daniela Caruso
Jean Monnet European Union Professor of Law
Jacques Rupnik
Sciences Po Paris - Research Director at the CERI
Daniela Gabor
University of the West of England - Associate Professor of Law
Chris Bickerton
University of Cambridge - University Lecturer in politics at POLIS; Official Fellow at Queens’ College
Renaud Dehousse
Sciences Po Paris - an Monnet Chair in European Union Law and Political; Director of the Centre d’études européennes
Vivien Schmidt
Boston University / Université Libre de Bruxelles /Jean Monnet Prof. of European Integration; Founding Director of BU’s Center
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Harvard University / Princeton University - Professor
Civil Society
Johan Robberecht
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Policy Outreach Coordinator and Manager for EU Higher Education and Research Projects
Christophe Nijdam
Finance Watch - Secretary General
Governmental Officials
Valeria Rouxel-Laxton
Delegation of the EU to the United States in Washinton D.C.
Former European Commission