Urmas Paet – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Urmas Paet has been Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia since 2005. Paet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Tartu in 1996. He served as the Deputy Mayor of Nõmme, a district of Estonia’s capital Tallinn, from 1999 to 2003. In 2003, he was appointed as Estonia’s Minister of Culture. Paet is a polyglot and speaks Estonian, Russian, German, Finnish and English.
Tim Page – Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Tim Page is a senior policy offer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) where he is responsible for economic and industrial policy. He also covers science policy, public procurement and high performance workplaces. Previously, Page worked at the House of Commons where he was part of the team that put together the policy proposals which became the National Minimum Wage.
Vassilis Paipais – LSE Euro Crisis in the Press
Vassilis Paipais is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the LSE. He has published in the Review of International Studies and International Politics and held various teaching posts at the LSE, SOAS, UCL and the University of Edinburgh. His work focuses on International Relations theory and international political theology. He is a co-founder of Euro Crisis in the Press and Associate to the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs programme. Follow Vassilis on twitter @v_paipais or visit Vassilios’ academic profile.
Tommaso Palermo – LSE Accounting
Tommaso Palermo is an LSE Fellow in Accounting. His research interests include, management control systems and performance measurement, linking risk management to performance management, and management accounting and public sector management.
Christiana HJI Panayi - Queen Mary, University of London
Christiana is a senior lecturer in Tax Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary, University of London. She is a leading expert in EU Tax Law and International Tax Law. Christiana is also a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a Visiting Professor in Sorbonne. Her most recent book is, European Union Corporate Tax Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Irene Papanicolas – LSE Health
Irene Papanicolas is currently a Lecturer in Health Economics at the London School of Economics. Her current research interests are focused on performance measurement, international comparisons of health systems and performance based payment systems.
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou – President, Levy Economics Institute
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou is president of the Levy Institute and executive vice president and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics at Bard College. His areas of research include financial structure reform, fiscal and monetary policy, community development banking, employment policy, and the distribution of income and wealth. He also heads the Institute’s Macro-Modeling Team, which is responsible for the Strategic Analysis report series. Papadimitriou is a past vice-chairman of the Trade Deficit Review Commission and served on the Competitiveness Policy Council’s Subcouncil on Capital Allocation.
Philippe Van Parijs - University of Louvain
Philippe Van Parijs is a Professor at the University of Louvain, where he directs the Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, and a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He is one of the founders of the Basic Income Earth Network and chairs its International Board. His books include Real Freedom for All. What (if anything) Can Justify Capitalism? (Oxford, 1995), What’s Wrong with a Free Lunch? (Boston, 2001), Just Democracy. The Rawls-Machiavelli Programme (Colchester, 2011) and Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World (Oxford, 2011).
Gianluca Passarelli – Sapienza University of Rome
Gianluca Passarelli is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” where he teaches Political Science and Comparative Politics. He is a researcher at the Carlo Cattaneo Institute and member of Italian National Elections Studies (Itanes). His research interests are related to presidents, parties, electoral systems, elections, and electoral, behavior. He is author of: Lega & Padania. Storie e luoghi delle camicie verdi (2012, Il Mulino, with D. Tuorto) and Presidenti della Repubblica (editor) (2010). Among his publications are articles appearing in French Politics, Political Geography, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Modern Italy, and Polis.
Argyris G. Passas - Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece
Argyris G. Passas is Associate Professor at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences,Athens, Greece. His research interests include European Integration (Institutions, organization and operation, making decisions and policies of the EU), Public Policy and Public Administration at national, European and international level.
Giulia Pastorella - LSE European Institute
Giulia graduated in 2011 with a Double MSc in European Affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the London School of Economics, winning the LSE European Institute Leonard Woolf prize for Best Dissertation and LSE European Institute Michael Oakeshott prize for Best Overall Performance. Giulia is currently a PhD student at the LSE European Institute. Her PhD will look at issues of political legitimacy in the context of the current crisis. She is also an academic assistant at Sciences Po Paris.
James Pattison – University of Manchester
James Pattison is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. His research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect, the ethics of war, and the increased use of private military and security companies. His latest book is, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Who Should Intervene? (Oxford University Press, 2010). His personal website is: www.jamespattison.co.uk
Ronny Patz –University of Potsdam
Ronny Patz is a political scientist at the University of Potsdam (Germany) with a keen interest in European affairs and network theory. His PhD thesis examines information flows in the context of EU policy-making. Patz is a co-editor of bloggingportal.eu and a former advisor to the European Union office of Transparency International in Brussels.
Helene Helboe Pedersen – Aarhus University
Helene Helboe Pedersen is an Assistant Professor in comparative politics at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. She is currently involved in the Interarena Project on interest group influence and has published on parties and intra-party relations in Party Politics and Journal of Legislative Studies.
Adonis Pegasiou – LSE Hellenic Observatory
Adonis Pegasiou is a Research Associate at the European University Cyprus Research Centre, examining the ‘Europeanisation of the Cypriot Economy and how to deal at the national level with the challenges arising from EU entry’ (Research funded by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus). As part of his post-doctoral research project he has been offered a two-year Visiting Fellowship at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE.
Andreas Peichl – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Andreas Peichl is Senior Research Associate and Deputy Program Director “Future of Labor” at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. He is also Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex, UK and Research Affiliate at Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) of the University of Munich, Germany. His current research interests include public economics, applied micro-econometrics and labour and welfare economics with particular reference to tax reforms and their empirical evaluation, tax benefit microsimulation, the analysis of income distribution and especially the measurement of richness at the top of the distribution.
Jacques Pelkmans – Centre for European Policy Studies
Jacques Pelkmans is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (www.ceps.eu). He is also a Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, where he is the Jan Tinbergen Chair of European Economic Integration and was Director of the Economic Studies department at the College (www.coleurop.be).
Paulo Trigo Pereira – Technical University of Lisbon
Paulo Trigo Pereira is a Professor at the Economic and Business Management Faculty (ISEG) of the Technical University of Lisbon. He has been chairing the Master of Public Policy and the Public Finance Courses at ISEG, with several books on Portuguese Public Finance and Institutional Economics, and research published in public and social choice. His research interests are public finance, public choice and electoral institutions. He leads civil society projects on Budget Transparency in Portugal (Open Budget Survey, and Budget Watch) and is a regular columnist for Portuguese newspaper “O Público”.
Alexandre Perez is an investment associate at a leading global Private Equity firm. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University (@XandrePerez).
Mark Philp – University of Oxford
Mark Philp is a Lecturer in Politics and a Tutorial Fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford. His research interests include issues relating to political conduct and corruption, the re-imaging of democracy at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries, the Godwin Diaries, political realism and political ethics, and the history of political thought.
Stavroula Pipyrou – University of St Andrews
Dr Stavroula Pipyrou is lecturer in social anthropology at the University of St Andrews. She has conducted ethnographic research in South Italy since 2006 on issues of politics, governance, minority policy, civil society, violence, and relatedness.
Sebastian Pfeffer – The European
Sebastian Pfeffer covers German domestic politics for the European Magazine. Prior to moving to Berlin, he studied journalism and media studies at the universities of Mainz and Essex. Pfeffer has worked or interned for the German TV station ZDF and the newspapers “Welt” and “Bild am Sonntag”.
Ania Plomien is a Lecturer in Gender and Social Science at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her main research interests are labour markets and social policies from a gender perspective at EU andMemberStatelevels. Plomien has also published on the gender aspects of welfare state change in the Central East European region.
Robert Plummer – BUSINESSEUROPE
Robert Plummer is an Adviser on Social Affairs at BUSINESSEUROPE.
Richard Pomfret – University of Adelaide
Richard Pomfret has been Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide since 1992. Before coming to Adelaide, he was Professor of Economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC, Bologna (Italy) and Nanjing (China). He previously worked at Concordia University in Montréal and the Institut für Weltwirtschaft at the University of Kiel in Germany. He has also held visiting positions at universities in Australia, Canada, China, France and the USA.
Francesco Porcelli - University of Warwick
Francesco Porcelli has just finished is PhD in Economics at University of Warwick in 2012 where he also received his master’s degree in economics. His research interests are in Fiscal Federalism, Public Finance and Applied Econometrics.
Clara Portela – Singapore Management University
Dr. Clara Portela is an assistant professor of political science at Singapore Management University, Singapore. Her research focuses on the foreign and security policies of the EU and the politics of international sanctions. She is the author of the monographEuropean Union Sanctions and Foreign Policy (2010).
Mick Power – University of Edinburgh
Mick Power is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He has previously worked as a Medical Research Council researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry and with the World Health Organization to develop the WHOQOL measure of quality of life. His most recent book is Adieu to God: Why Psychology Leads to Atheism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) which is an account of the psychological reasons why religion survives in the face of scientific evidence to the contrary.
Maria Jose-Luengo Prado – Northeastern University
Dr Maria Jose-Luengo Prado is an Associate Professor of Economics at Northeastern University, where she teaches Macroeconomics and Financial Economics. Her research to date has focused on understanding households’ consumption and saving decisions under uncertainty and the effect of these decisions on the broader economy. She has paid particular attention to the dual role of housing as consumption and savings. Her personal website is: http://www.luengoprado.net/
Elpida Prasopoulou – University of Essex
Elpida Prasopoulou is at the Department of Government, at the University of Essex. Her research examines the discursive framing of public sector reform and technological innovation, focusing particularly on semi-periphery countries such as Greece. Before joining the Department of Government at the University of Essex, Elpida was A.C. Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE.
Edward Price has a background as a manager in the European Parliament. Currently writing about the global maritime market for Lloyd’s List from Paris and London. He offers analysis of international trade, energy markets and shipping finance, as well as the economics of the Eurozone crisis. Previously working for the European Commission’s Europe Direct, Edward is also a graduate of both the London School of Economics and University College London.
Sir Julian Priestley – European Public Policy Advisers
Sir Julian Priestley was Secretary General of the European Parliament from 1997 to 2007. He now chairs the board of EPPA, a Brussels-based public affairs company, and sits on the boards of Notre Europe, a Paris-based think-tank, founded by Jacques Delors, and of eu.votewatch, a transparency campaign. His latest book, “Europe’s Parliament; People, Places, Politics”, co-authored with Stephen Clark, is published in March 2012 month by John Harper.
Igor Primoratz – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Igor Primoratz is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His research areas are moral, political and legal philosophy. His most recent book is Terrorism: A Philosophical Investigation (Polity, 2013). He is editor of Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Civilian Immunity in War (Oxford U.P., 2007) and Terror from the Sky: The Bombing of German Cities in World War II(Berghahn, 2010).
Alexander Proelss – Universität Trier
Alexander Proelss is Professor of Public Law at the University of Trier, Germany. His research interests include international and European law, particularly maritime and environmental law.
Michele Prospero – Sapienza University of Rome
Michele Prospero is professor of political science and philosophy of law, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. His interests are mainly aimed at the Italian institutional system and the political thought of the left.
Vicky Pryce – FTI Consulting
Vicky Pryce is a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Economic Consulting practice, and is based in the London office, leading on business economics, working with leading companies on issues from corporate strategy to public policy. Prior to this, she was Director General, Economics & Chief Economic Adviser, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), 2002-2010 and Joint Head, UK Government Economic Service, 2007-2010.
Uwe Puetter – Central European University
Uwe Puetter is Professor at the Department of Public Policy and Director of the Center for European Union Research (CEUR) at Central European University, Budapest. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy and Governance. His main research is on governance and processes of institutional change in EU economic governance, social and employment policy as well as foreign and security policy. His recent research analyses the changing role of the European Council and the Council in EU decision-making after the Maastricht Treaty.
Alejandro Quiroga – Newcastle University
Alejandro Quiroga is a Reader of Spanish History at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in Newcastle University and a Ramón y Cajal Fellow at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Spain). His research interests include Spanish history and politics, twentieth-century European history, nationalism and ethnic conflict.
Henry Radice – LSE Justice and Security Research Programme
Henry Radice is Research Manager of the Justice and Security Research Programme at LSE. He is also a co-investigator on the Euro Crisis in the Press project. His research focuses on the international political theory of common humanity, humanitarianism, solidarity and climate change. He also has research interests in the political structures, such as the EU, which lie at the heart of addressing these issues, and in the politics of crisis. He holds a PhD in International Relations from LSE. Henry’s LSE Research and Expertise page.
Gavin Rae- Kozminski University, Warsaw
Thomas Raines – Chatham House
Thomas Raines coordinates the Europe Research Programme at Chatham House. Previously, he worked as an analyst in the Strategy Unit of the Foreign & Commonwealth office in London. He is the co-author of the Chatham House Report A Diplomatic Entrepreneur: Making the Most of the European External Action Service (2011), with Staffan Hemra and Richard Whitman. He has served on a number of election-monitoring missions with the OSCE. He studied history and political science at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel Rajmil – Vienna University
Daniel Rajmil is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Vienna University. He holds a BA in Political Science from University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and an MA from Ben Gurion University in Israel. His research focuses on politics in the Middle East and Israel in particular. He has worked for different international organisations and is a regular policy analysis contributor for different European media. Currently he is part of the academic team for the 2013 Israeli Election Compass.
Nabila Ramdani – LSE International History
Nabila Ramdani is a PhD candidate in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As a freelance journalist she has written extensively in a number of publications on European and French politics. She tweets at @NabilaRamdani.
Ekaterina R. Rashkova- Leiden University
Ekaterina Rashkova is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at LeidenUniversity. Her research interests are electoral and party systems and the strategic behavior of political actors, institutions and their effect on party system development, and gender representation, comparing new and established democracies. Her work has appeared in Comparative European Politics, Party Politics and Political Studies.
Viviane Reding has been the Vice-president of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamentals Rights and Citizenship since February 2010. In 1999 she joined the European Commission as Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Youth, Media and Sports until 2004, and then as Commissioner responsible for Information Society and Media from 2004 to 2010. Prior to her political career, Viviane Reding started off as a journalist at the newspaper Luxembourg Wort in Luxembourg, where she served as President of the Luxembourg Union of Journalists from 1986 until 1998.
Michela Redoano – University of Warwick
Michela Redoano is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Warwick University and CAGE and CES-Ifo Associate. Michela’s research interests are in the areas of political economy, tax and yardstick competition and voters’ behaviour.
Professor John van Reenen - LSE Centre for Economic Performance
John Van Reenen is the Director of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), Europe’s leading applied economics research centre (http://cep.lse.ac.uk/). He is also a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of State for Health, Downing Street and many international organisations. In 2008-2009 he was the Denning Visiting Professor of Global Business and Economics at Stanford University. He has published widely on the economics of innovation, labour markets and productivity. Professor Van Reenen received his BA from the University of Cambridge, his MSc from the London School of Economics and his PhD from University College London. He has written over 100 articles and book chapters and frequently appears in the media. He has been a CEPR Research Fellow since 1997. In 2009 he was awarded (jointly with Fabrizio Zilibotti) the Yrjö Jahnsson Award.
Theresa Reidy – University College Cork
Dr Theresa Reidy is a lecturer in the Department of Government at University College Cork, where she teaches Irish politics, political economy and public finance. Her research interests lie in the areas of public finance and electoral behaviour in Ireland.
Aidan Regan – University of Amsterdam
Aidan Regan has a Max Weber Postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Political and Social Science in the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. His research interests include the comparative political economy of labor relations, varieties of capitalism, welfare states, income inequality and processes of institutional change in the European Union.
Stephanie Rickard - LSE Government
Stephanie J. Rickard is an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics in the Department of Government. She earned her PhD at the University of California, San Diego and her BA at the University of Rochester. Her research examines the effects of political institutions on economic policies and appears in journals such as International Organization, The Journal of Politics,British Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies. Her current research includes a study of “buy national” procurement policies and an investigation into how national elections impact on IMF loan negotiations. She is a member of the International Political Economy Society’s steering committee and was recently elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4′s flagship Today programme to discuss various events in the global economy, including the leadership contests at the WTO and IMF.
Christilla Roederer-Rynning – University of Southern Denmark
Christilla Roederer-Rynning is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark. Her research interests include institutional theory, EU politics, and the Common Agricultural Policy.
Sean Roberts – Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Sean Roberts is a Researcher in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
Ricardo Rodrigues – European Centre
Ricardo Rodrigues is a Researcher at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research. His research interests include health economics, long-term care, ageing and welfare, financing long-term care and social protection systems.
Richard Rose – University of Strathclyde
Professor Richard Rose is Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Philipp Rösler - Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and the Vice Chancellor of Germany
Philipp Rösler is Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and the Vice Chancellor of Germany. Since 2011 he has been the Chairman of the liberal Free Democratic Party.
Tomas Roubal is a health policy analyst at the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic currently working as a Consultant at the OECD in Paris.
Wolfgang Rüdig – University of Strathclyde
Wolfgang Rüdig is Reader in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde. He has published extensively on green parties and environmental movements, comparative envrionmental/energy policy, political behaviour, and West European (particularly German) politics.
Javier Ruiz Soler – Lund University
Javier Ruiz Soler holds a Master Degree in European Studies from Lund University. Hisdissertation examines the role of the Euroblogosphere in a context of a European Public Sphere. Javier is co-editor of bloggingportal, the European blogging platform with more than 1000 blogs syndicated, as well as head of Communications and P.A. at TEDxStockholm. Currently Javier is collaborating in research on Global Television Discourse at Stockholm University. He blogs at spanishwalker.eu and can be followed on Twitter @spanishwalker