John Gaffney – Aston University

John Gaffney is Professor of Politics at Aston University, and Co-director of the new Aston Centre for Europe. His two most recent publications are Political Leadership in France (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, paperback 2012) and Celebrity and Stardom in Postwar France (with Diana Holmes, Oxford: Berghahn, 2008, paperback 2011). He is currently a Visiting Professor at Sciences-Po, Rennes. Click here for John Gaffney’s website.

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Luisa Gagliardi – LSE Department of Geography and Environment

Dr Luisa Gagliardi is a Post Doc Researcher at the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics. She is also affiliated to the Research Centre of Regional Economics, Transports and Tourism (CERTeT) at Bocconi University. Her research focuses on local labour market dynamics, technological change, migration and mobility.

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Mark Galeotti – New York University

Mark Galeotti is Professor of Global Affairs and the chair of the SCPS Center for Global Affairs at New York University, as well as an associate member of its History and Russian & Slavic Studies departments. He works on modern Russian politics and security affairs with a particular interest in crime and corruption, especially showcased in his blog, In Moscow’s Shadows. His most recent book was the edited collection The Politics of Security in Modern Russia (Ashgate, 2010) and he is currently working on a history of Russian organised crime for Yale University Press. He blogs at

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GambaroLLudovica Gambaro – LSE Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion

Ludovica Gambaro is a Research Officer at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.

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Matteo Garavoglia 80x108Matteo Garavoglia – Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford

Dr. Matteo Garavoglia is Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies of the University of Oxford. His research work focuses on EU humanitarian aid, EU development assistance and EU election observation. He also follows issues pertaining to the Italo-German bilateral relationship and writes on Italian politics from a European perspective.

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Sacha Garben – LSE Law Department

Sacha Garben is a fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to joining the LSE in September 2011, Garben worked at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. She studied at Maastricht University, the College of Europe in Bruges. She pursued her PhD at the European University Institute in Florence entitled EU Higher Education Law – The Bologna Process and Harmonization by Stealth. She also spent a semester at Harvard Law School as a visiting researcher.

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Maria Garcia – National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Maria is currently a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at the National Centre for Research on Europe, researching free trade agreements in the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on EU and Chinese strategies and the impact of perceived threats in developing these strategies. She was previously a Lecturer in European Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the University of Nottingham.

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Luis Garicano – LSE Economics

Luis Garicano is Professor (Chair) of Economics and Strategy, Department of Management and Department of Economics, London School of Economics. He is also Head of the Managerial Economics and Strategy Group and Director of the MSc. Economics and Management at the School, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), LSE and at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), as well as a researcher at the Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada in Madrid. Professor Garicano received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he was as well an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, and a visiting Professor at MIT and LBS His research interests are productivity growth, labour economics, corporate governance and incentives, firm knowledge and capabilities, and law and economics. He is founding editor of Nada Es Gratis, the most influencial economics blog in Spanish.

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Katjana Gattermann 80x108 2Katjana Gattermann – University of Cologne

Dr Katjana Gattermann is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cologne. She holds a PhD from the LSE European Institute. Her research interests are based in the field of Comparative European Politics and Political Communication. She is particularly interested in the patterns, drivers and effects of EU news coverage and also works on legislative behaviour and the relationship between represented and representatives in and across Europe. She is currently a member of the OPAL research collaboration (‘Observatory of Parliaments after Lisbon’).

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Jacopo Genovese 80x108Jacopo Genovese

Jacopo Genovese is a student of Media & Communication Governance at the LSE.

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Sven Giegold Member of the European Parliament

Sven Giegold was elected to the European Parliament in 2009. He is a German politician for the Alliance 90/The Greens party. Giegold is one of the founding members of Attac Germany. Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), Giegold studied political science and economics in Lüneburg, Bremen und Birmingham.

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Fabrizio Gilardi– University of Zurich

Fabrizio Gilardi is a Professor of Public Policy, at the Department of Political Science, University of Zurich. His research interests include regulatory policies and institutions, comparative political economy, welfare state policy and politics, policy diffusion, and methodology. His most recent books are (with Martino Maggetti, and Claudio M. Radaelli), Designing Research in the Social Sciences (Sage, 2012), and Delegation in the Regulatory State: Independent Regulatory Agencies in Western Europe, (Edward Elgar, 2008).

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Geoff Gilbert 80x108Geoff Gilbert – University of Essex

Geoff Gilbert is a Professor and Head of School in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He has been Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law (Oxford University Press) since 2002. He was founding Director of Studies for the Thematic Refugees and Human Rights Course from 2005-2007 with the UNHCR; Director of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) training program for judges on combating torture in Serbia and Montenegro; and Special Adviser to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on the ‘Treatment of Asylum Seekers, 2006-07’.

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Paul Gillespie – University College Dublin

Dr Paul Gillespie is a columnist and writer on international affairs for The Irish Times, from which he retired as foreign policy editor in 2009. He lectures in European politics and comparative regionalism at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. In 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. His current research is on political identities in Europe, Irish foreign policy and regions in a multi-polar world.

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Jeff Gilmour – University of Calgary

Jeff Gilmour is a Research Associate in the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary. Since 1995 he has been an Honourary Consul for the Republic of Mali.

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Chris Gilson – LSE Public Policy Group and Managing Editor of USApp

Chris Gilson joined the LSE PPG in December 2007 as Editor/Researcher and has worked on the long-standing hot review contract with the National Audit Office, review work for the European Court of Auditors, the LSE British Politics and Policy, the LSE EUROPP Blog and is now the Managing Editor of USApp. Before this, he worked for three years at the Department of Health, firstly as a Correspondence Officer and then as a Freedom of Information Officer. He has a undergraduate and a Masters degree in Geography, and a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Management, all from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Arianna GiovanniniArianna Giovannini – Leeds Metropolitan University

Arianna Giovannini has recently completed her PhD at the School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University. She recently edited a special issue of the Italian journal Polis on Politics, citizens’ engagement and the state of democracy in Italy and UK with James L. Newell. She is Communication Officer of the PSA’s Italian Politics Specialist Group.

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Ilka Gleibs – LSE, Institute of Social Psychology 

Ilka Gleibs is a Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology in the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. Previously she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Exeter and as a Lecturer in Experimental Social Psychology at the University of Surrey. She obtained a PhD from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany), and has a range of interests in social psychology but focuses mainly on understanding the consequences of multiple identities, changes in social identities and well-being.

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Simon Glendinning 2 80x108Simon GlendinningLSE European Institute
Simon Glendinning is Fellow in European Philosophy at the LSE’s European Institute and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy.


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Ian Goldin – Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Professor Ian Goldin, Director Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford is co-author of Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define Our Future, (Princeton University Press, 2011). Prior to Oxford he was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank’s Director of Development Policy. Previously, Goldin was Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Mandela after serving as Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development.

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Mike Goldsmith – University of Salford

Mike Goldsmith is Emeritus Professor at the University of Salford and Visiting Research Professor at De Montford University. A vice president of the UK Political Studies Association, he has also served on the Executive Committee of the ECPR. He has published extensively in the comparative urban politics and local government fields. His most recent publications include Goldsmith M and Page E (2010) (eds): Changing Government Relations in Europe: From Localism to Intergovernmentalism. London: Routledge ecpr, and ‘Cities in Intergovernmental Systems’ in Mossberger K, Clarke SE and John P (eds.)(2012): The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press pp133-151.

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Jonathan Golub – University of Reading

Jonathan Golub is Reader in Political Science at the University of Reading. His main areas of interest include European Union institutions and policymaking, international political economy, environmental politics, research methods, and judicial politics.

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Charles Goodhart – LSE Financial Markets Group

Charles Albert Eric Goodhart, CBE, FBA is a Senior Economic Consultant for Morgan Stanley. He was a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee from June 1997-May 2000 and a professor at the London School of Economics (1985–2002, Emeritus Professor since 2002).

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Matthew Goodwin – University of Nottingham

Matthew Goodwin is a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Matthew is a leading expert on extremism and its support. His research has included a major study of right-wing extremist activists based on extensive ‘life history’ interviews, articles on extreme right party voters and minor party voters, research reports on right-wing extremist violence and populist extremism across Europe. He is also undertaking work on the 2011 riots in England, the drivers of anti-Muslim prejudice and public attitudes toward immigration more generally.

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Alexander GörlachThe European

Alexander Görlach is the founder and executive editor of The European Magazine. He has worked as a journalist for the German television station “ZDF” in the News and Culture Department for almost seven years. For German Television he reported from New York and London as well. He has also published in Germany’s major papers “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” and “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. He has also worked as a deputy press relations officer in the Bundestag, the German Parliament.

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Motte Gortz 80x108Mette Gørtz – University of Copenhagen

Mette Gørtz is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at University of Copenhagen. She specializes in labor, health and family economics.

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Yevgeniy Goryakin – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Yevgeniy Goryakin is at the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  His research interests include, social capital and health, the labour market consequences of poor health, obesity and socio-economic status, and the social determinants of nutrition behaviour.

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Glenn Gottfried – Institute for Public Policy Research

Glenn Gottfried is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and an Honorary Research Fellow in the politics department of the University of Sheffield. His areas of expertise include European Union governance, multilevel governance, and political and constitutional reform. Before joining IPPR, Glenn taught statistical analysis in politics and European Union governance at the University of Sheffield, where he earned his PhD investigating regional variations in public attitudes towards European integration.

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Heather GrabbeDirector of the Open Society Institute-Brussels

Heather Grabbe is director of the Open Society Institute–Brussels and director of EU affairs for the Open Society Foundations. From 2004–2009 she was senior advisor to former European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, responsible in his cabinet for the Balkans and Turkey. Before joining the commission, she was deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, the London-based think-tank, where she published widely on EU enlargement and other European issues. Her academic career includes teaching at the LSE, and research at Oxford and Birmingham universities, the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House, London) and the European University Institute (Florence).

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Peter Grand – Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies

Peter Grand is a researcher at the Department of Political Science at the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies. His research interests include European Integration, Social Policy, Comparative Politics, and Europeanisation.

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Lucia Granelli – Bruegel 

Lucia Granelli joined Bruegel in September 2010 as a Research Assistant. She holds a Master of Science in Economics from Sapienza (Universita’ degli Studi di Roma) as well as a Master of Arts in European Economics from the College of Europe. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Economics at the Economics School of Universite’ catholique de Louvain.

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Jonathan Grant 80x108Jonathan Grant – RAND Europe

Jonathan Grant is a Principal Research Fellow at RAND Europe. His main research interests are on health R&D policy, the use of research and evidence in policy making, and population policy issues. He and colleagues continue to provide analytical support on the implementation of the English Department of Health internationally acclaimed R&D strategy, Best Research for Best Health. Grant was president of RAND Europe between June 2006 and October 2012.

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Wyn Grant 80x108Wyn Grant – University of Warwick

Wyn Grant is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He joined the department in 1971 and was chair of department from 1990 to 1997. In 2010 he was presented with the Diamond Jubilee Lifetime Achievement award of the Political Studies Association of the UK at their Awards Ceremony. He was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011.

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Paul De GrauweLSE European Institute

Professor Paul De Grauwe is the John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the LSE’s European Institute. Prior to joining LSE, he was Professor of International Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He was a member of the Belgian parliament from 1991 to 2003. His research interests are international monetary relations, monetary integration, theory and empirical analysis of the foreign-exchange markets, and open-economy macroeconomics. His published books include The Economics of Monetary Union (OUP, 2010), and (with Marianna Grimaldi), The Exchange Rate in a Behavioural Finance Framework (Princeton University Press, 2006).

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Andrew George GrechAaron George Grech – LSE CASE

Aaron George Grech works at the Modelling & Research Office of the Central Bank of Malta and is a visiting research fellow at the LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not represent those of the organisations with which he is affiliated.

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Robert Grimm – Manchester Metropolitan University

Robert Grimm is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a member of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU). Robert is currently researching political attitudes and civic engagement among young East Germans as part of the pan-European FP7 research project MYPLACE.

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Andreas Grimmel – ARENA, University of Oslo

Andreas Grimmel is Guest Researcher at the ARENA Centre for European Studies in Oslo and Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration at the Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg. His research focuses on governance in multi-context systems, energy transition in Germany, France and in the EU as well as on Integration through Law in Europe.

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Montserrat Guibernau – Queen Mary University of London

Montserrat Guibernau is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London. Her most recent publications are For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism (Angle, 2009), The Identity of Nations (Polity Press, 2007), Catalan Nationalism (Routledge, 2004), Nations without States (Polity, 1999) and The Ethnicity Reader (Polity, 2010). She is Co-editor of Nations and Nationalism, and Política y Sociedad, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Canadian Research Chair in Quebec and Canadian Studies (UQAM), and a member of the managing council of the 

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Mattia Guidi 80x108Mattia Guidi- Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino

Mattia Guidi is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, and Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence. His research interests include political economy, regulation and institutional change. He tweets at@matguidi.

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Hein de HaasHein de Haas – University of Oxford

Hein de Haas is Co-Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) of the Department of International Development and the University of Oxford.

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Triin Habicht – Estonian Health Insurance Fund

Triin Habicht is a Head of Department of Health Care in the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Her work is mainly focused on development of different reimbursement schemes for health care providers, assessment of new health technologies and enhancement of health care quality assurance system.

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Frank Häge – University of Limerick

Frank Häge is Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick, Ireland. His research interests include decision-making in the Council of the European Union, inter-institutional bargaining between the Council and the European Parliament, and the agenda setting power of the European Commission. His latest book is Bureaucrats as Law-Makers: Committee Decision-Making in the EU Council of Ministers (Routledge, 2012).

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Sara Hagemann – LSE European Institute

Sara Hagemann is Lecturer in EU Politics at the LSE’s European Institute. Sara joined LSE in September 2009 after having worked as Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Before then Sara was a Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies, also in Brussels, and worked in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sara received her PhD in Political Science (EU Politics) from LSE’s Government Department in 2006.

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Jens Hainmueller – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jens Hainmueller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Before joining MIT, he completed a PhD at Harvard University and also studied at the Harvard Kennedy School, the London School of Economics, Brown University, and the University of Tübingen.

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Yegana Hajiyeva – Musavat Party and Liberal Youth Network of the South Caucasus

Yegana  Hajiyeva is a political activist, and an adviser to the Chairman of the Musavat Party of Azerbaijan. She has been a coordinator in the Liberal Youth Network of the South Caucasus, and a co-chairman at the Foundation for European Integration and Development (FEID).

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Lyric Hale

Lyric Hughes Hale is a writer and contributor to a range of publications, including the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Current History and Institutional Investor.

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Daphne Halikiopoulou – University of Reading

Dr Halikiopoulou  is Lecturer in Politics, specialising in comparative European and British politics at the Politics and International Relations department at the University of Reading. Her work examines contemporary issues related to the study of nationalism and radical politics in Europe, including political mobilisation and violence, religion, the politics and policies of exclusion (immigration and citizenship) and the policies of radical right and radical left wing parties. She is author of Patterns of Secularization: Church, State and Nation in Greece and the Republic of Ireland (Ashgate 2011) and co- editor of Nationalism and globalisation: conflicting or complementary (Routledge 2011 with Sofia Vasilopoulou). Recent articles have examined the role of nationalism in the politics and rhetoric of European radical right and radical left- wing parties. She is currently working on a comparative study of violent right-wing street movements across Europe.

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Peter A. Hall – Harvard University

Peter A. Hall is Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at the Department of Government, at Harvard University. Most recently Hall is co-editor of Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health, with M. Lamont (CUP, 2009), and a forthcoming volume (also with Lamont) Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era (CUP 2013). He is the author of over seventy articles on European politics, public policy-making, and comparative political economy. He serves on the editorial boards of many journals and the advisory boards of several European institutes. He is currently working on the Eurocrisis, the political response to economic challenges in postwar Europe, and the impact of social relations on inequalities in health.

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Mark Hallerberg Hertie School of Governance

Mark Hallerberg is Professor of Public Management and Political Economy, and Director of the Fiscal Governance Centre, at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.  His most recent books are Fiscal Governance: Evidence from Europe (2009, co-authored) and Domestic Budgets in a United Europe: Fiscal Governance from the End of Bretton Woods to EMU (2004). Mark publishes extensively on public budgeting and political economy.

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Andrew Hammel – Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Andrew Hammel is an Assistant Professor in the Law Faculty at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Before entering academia, he spent around ten years representing death-sentenced individuals in Texas and federal courts. His latest work is Ending the Death Penalty, (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2010).

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Robert HanckéLSE European Institute

Bob Hancké is Reader in European Political Economy at the LSE. His research interests include the political economy of advanced capitalist societies and transition economies as well as macro-economic policy and labour relations. His most recent books are Intelligent Research Design (Oxford University Press 2009) and Debating Varieties of Capitalism (Oxford University Press 2009).

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Dominik Hangartner – LSE, Department of Methodology

Dominik Hangartner is a Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methodology in the Methodology Institute at the London School of Economics. After pre-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University, Washington University in Saint Louis, and the University of California, Berkeley, he received his Ph.D. in Social Science from the University of Bern in 2011.

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Seán Hanley – University College London

Seán Hanley is a Senior Lecturer in East European Politics at UCL-SSEES (School of Slavonic and East European Studies). His interests include the formation and organization of new political parties and the comparative politics of the centre-right in East Central Europe. He has a special interest in the Czech Republic.

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Joseph Hanlon – Open University

Dr. Joseph Hanlon is a visiting senior fellow at the LSE Department of International Development, an honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester, and visiting senior research fellow at the Development Policy and Practice centre of the Open University.

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Greg Hannsgen – Levy Economics Institute

Research Scholar Greg Hannsgen is a macroeconomist and monetary economist, and a member of the research team behind the Institute’s Strategic Analysis series. Hannsgen’s research interests include monetary and fiscal policy issues in the United States and abroad; heavy-tailed distributions in macroeconomic data and modeling; money, finance, and the business cycle; Keynesian and post-Keynesian macroeconomics; and normative and social aspects of macroeconomic analysis.

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Chris Hanretty – University of East Anglia

Chris Hanretty is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of East Anglia. His research interests include institutional design, in particular the design of non-majoritarian institutions like regulators and broadcasters. He is also interested in judicial behaviour, and in particular the patterns of dissent on new constitutional courts in Central and Eastern Europe. His most recent book is, Public Broadcasting and Political Interference(Routledge, 2011).

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Kasper Møller Hansen – University of Copenhagen

Kasper Møller Hansen is a Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. His core areas of research are voter turnout, public opinion and election campaigns.

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Max Hanska 80x108Max Hänska  – LSE Euro Crisis in the Press

Max Hänska is lead investigator on the Euro Crisis in the Press project. His research focuses on the role of public communication in process of social coordination, particularly he has studied the role of social media in reporting the Arab Spring and the role of news media in legitimising collective decisions. He holds a PhD in Media and Communications.

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Gareth HardingMissouri School of Journalism

Gareth Harding is Director of the Missouri School of Journalism’s Brussels Programme. He is a Brussels-based freelance journalist with more than a decade of experience writing about the European Union and European politics. Before that, he worked as a speech writer and political advisor in the British and European Parliaments. He has written for Time Magazine, United Press International, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other outlets. You can find more of Gareth’s writing at

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Jackie Harrison – University of Sheffield

Jackie Harrison is Professor of Public Communication and Chair of the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) at the University of Sheffield. She has served as an expert advisor for the European Commission and has also undertaken research for the Media Subcommittee, Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe (PACE) on monitoring media violations and freedom, The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Media Freedom in Europe, The Soros Foundation on Public Service Broadcasting in the EU, and the British Academy on the use of User Generated Content at the BBC.

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André HärtelAndré Härtel – Council of Europe
André Härtel is currently a political advisor and internal researcher at the Council of Europe. He holds a PhD from Jena University, Germany, and mainly works on the domestic and foreign policies of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

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Florian Hartleb – Centre for European Studies

Dr Florian Hartleb is a research associate at the Brussels-based think tank Centre for European Studies (CES), currently lecturing at the University of Bonn and the University for Politics Munich, and is a scientific assistant at the Jean-Monnet Chair for European Politics at the University Passau in Germany.

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Anke Hassel – Hertie School of Governance
Anke Hassel is Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Previously, Hassel taught at the International University in Bremen and was a senior researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. She is a columnist for the political journal Berliner Republik on German politics. She is particularly interested in varieties of capitalism, the role of labour, labour market policies and trade unions.

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Andreas Hauptmann – Institute for Employment Research

Andreas Hauptmann is a researcher at the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg (IAB) in the department “International Comparison and European Integration” and a Ph.D. student at the University of Mainz with Klaus Wälde. His research focuses on Internationalization, wage formation and industrial relations.

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Peter Havlik – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Peter Havlik is the senior researcher and Deputy Director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), focusing on issues related to European integration, transition economies, Russia and the former Soviet Union. He has also worked as a consultant to OECD, The World Bank, the European Commission, the Czech and Slovak governments and a number of private companies. He was visiting professor at the Hitotsubashi University Tokyo and the chief economist at the Russian-European Center for Economic Policy in Moscow. 

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Benjamin Hawkins – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Benjamin Hawkins is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His background is in international politics and qualitative social science research methodologies, with a particular focus on the relationship between Britain and the European Union. His current research focuses on the role of corporate actors and scientific evidence in health policy making.

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Bernadette C. Hayes – University of Aberdeen

Bernadette C. Hayes is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. Her most recent books include (with Ian McAllister) Conflict to Peace: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland Over Half a Century (Manchester University Press, 2013), and Conflict and Consensus: A study of attitudes and values in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (Brill Academic Publishers, 2006, co-author).

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Martin Hearson – LSE International Relations

Martin Hearson is a doctoral researcher in the international relations department of the LSE. He focuses on the political economy of international taxation in developing countries. Until recently, he worked on tax policy for the development NGO ActionAid. He blogs at

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Mark Hellowell – University of Edinburgh

Mark Hellowell is a Lecturer in Economics at the Public Policy and Health Care Reform, at the University of Edinburgh. His research programme focuses on the role of markets, competition and private financing in health care systems. He has a specific interest in public-private partnerships (PPPs), an important strand of health sector reform in the UK and across much of the world. His approach is multidisciplinary, incorporating health policy, economics, industrial organisation and finance. In addition to publishing in a diverse array of peer-reviewed journals (see below), he has been successful in disseminating his findings through a variety of media – most recently the BBC’s Panorama programme, The Guardian and Public Finance.

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Anders Hellström – Malmö University

Anders Hellström holds a PhD in Political Science and is a post-doctoral researcher in the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) at Malmö University. He is currently leading a comparative research project, financed by NORDCORP, on ideological transformations, organisational development and mainstream reactions to nationalist-populist parties in four Nordic countries.

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Cameron Hepburn – LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change

Dr Cameron Hepburn is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE. He holds Fellowships at the LSE and Oxford University. He is actively involved in public policy as a member of the DECC Secretary of State’s Economics Advisory Group, the DEFRA Academic Panel and as a founder of Vivid Economics. He contributed two background research papers to the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.

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Lise Esther HermanLise Herman – LSE European Institute

Lise Esther Herman is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research concerns the dynamics of contemporary party politics in France and Hungary, with a specific focus on the current evolution of mainstream partisan identities in polarized party systems.

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Jason Hickel – LSE Anthropology

Jason Hickel is a Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2011. Hickel specializes on democracy, violence, globalization, and ritual, and has been engaged in ethnographic and archival research in Southern Africa since 2004. His work has been funded by Fulbright-Hays, the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.

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Johannes Hillje – LSE Media and Communications

Johannes Hillje holds a MSc degree in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), he is currently interning at the Advocacy and External Communications Department of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. He also writes for the German think tank politik-digital and can be followed on Twitter @jhillje.

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Alicia Hinarejos 80x108Alicia Hinarejos – University of Cambridge

Dr Alicia Hinarejos is a University Lecturer in Law and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. Before coming to Cambridge, she was an Assistant Professor at McGill University (2009-11). During 2008-09, she was a Max Weber Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute. She is a member of the Spanish Bar.

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Professor Simon HixLSE Government

Simon Hix is Professor of European and Comparative Politics and Head of the LSE Department of Government.  He is co-editor of the journal European Union Politics. He has held visiting appointments at UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC San Diego, Sciences-Po Paris, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.  He regular gives evidence to the committees in the European Parliament and the European affairs committees in the House of Lords and House of Commons. He has written several books on the EU and comparative politics, including most recently “What’s Wrong With the EU and How to Fix It” (Polity, 2008). Simon is also a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Sara Hobolt – LSE European Institute

Sara Hobolt is Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute. Previously, she has held posts at the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan. She holds an honorary professorship in political science at the University of Southern Denmark and she is associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford. She has published extensively on European Union politics, elections and referendums. Her book Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration (Oxford University Press, 2009) was awarded the Best Book prize by the European Union Studies Association in 2010. She is Vice Chair of the European Election Studies (EES), an EU-wide project studying voters, parties, candidates and the media in European Parliamentary elections.

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Mogens Hobolth – LSE European Institute
Mogens Hobolth is a PhD student at the LSE European Institute. His PhD focuses on European visa policy.

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Jens Boysen-Hogrefe 80x108Jens Boysen-Hogrefe – Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Jens Boysen-Hogrefe is a research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). His research interests include fiscal and monetary policy, financial markets ad business cycle forecasts. He is member of the “Arbeitskreis Steuerschätzungen”, a council of experts that makes official tax projections for the German government, and a regular participant of the “Gemeinschaftsdiagnose”, a working group of economic research institutes that provides a benchmark business cycle forecast for the German government.

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Cathrine Holst – University of Oslo

Cathrine Holst is a Senior Researcher at ARENA – the Centre for European Studies, at the University of Oslo. Her main fields of academic interest are social inequality and the welfare state, including theories of justice, philosophy of social science and feminist theory. She is the director of the EPISTO project: ‘Why not epistocracy? Political legitimacy and ‘the fact of expertise’. Her most recent books are Hva er feminisme(Universitetsforlaget, 2009), and Feminism, Epistemology & Morality (VDM Verlag, 2008).

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Mario Holzner 80x108Mario Holzner – Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Mario Holzner is an economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw). His research focuses on income distribution, inequality, social policy and the economies of Central East and Southeast Europe. He did a doctorate at the Vienna University of Economics and Business administration (economics). In his recent research, Mario Holzner analysed the determinants of income polarisation.

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Jonathan Hopkin – London School of Economics

Jonathan Hopkin is a Reader at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is mainly interested in political parties, elections, redistribution and inequality, corruption, decentralisation and the politics of Great Britain, Italy and Spain.  His work has appeared in a range of journals including the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, European Journal of Political Research, the Review of International Political Economy, and West European Politics.

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Julian Hörner – LSE European Institute
Julian Hörner is a PhD candidate at the LSE European Institute.



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Steven Horwitz – St. Lawrence University

Steven Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He is the author of two books, Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992). He has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and the economics and social theory of gender and the family.

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Hayk Hovhannisyan 80x108Hayk Hovhannisyan– LSE

Hayk Hovhannisyan is a graduate of the LSE’s MPA programme, with a degree in International Development.

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Malte Huebner – German Council of Economic Experts

Malte Huebner is an economist in the staff of the German Council of Economic Experts. He obtained his PhD from the University of Mannheim where his research was focused on various topics in the area of Fiscal Federalism. This article reflects his own views and not necessarily those of the German Council of Economic Experts.

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Simon Hug – University of Geneva

Simon Hug is professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include the formation of new political parties, the effect of institutions, and more particularly referendums and federalism, on decision-making and conflict resolution, formal theory and quantitative methods. His most recent book is Value Change in Switzerland (co-edited with Hanspeter Kriesi, Lanham Lexington, 2010).

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Edel Hughes – University of East London

Edel Hughes is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of East London and author of Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: The Politics of Exclusion?. Hughes has worked as a lecturer with Amnesty International and in recent years has engaged in research and advocacy work for various non-governmental human rights organisations including Relatives for Justice and the Kurdish Human Rights Project. She was awarded an LLM and PhD degrees in International Human Rights Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2003 and 2009 respectively.

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James Hughes – LSE Government

James Hughes is Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Conflict Research Group at the LSE. He specialises in the analysis of contemporary political violence and terrorism, including internal armed conflicts and civil wars that pose international security challenges. His areas of expertise range from the conflicts in the former Soviet Union, to the Balkans, and Northern Ireland.

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Ian Hurd – Northwestern University

Ian Hurd is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, Illinois. His research examines the legal and political aspects of international institutions.

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Cristian Huse 80x108Cristian Huse – Stockholm School of Economics

Cristian Huse is an Assistant Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. His research focuses on the areas of applied microeconomics, econometrics, environmental and energy economics, and finance and industrial organization. 

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Shereen Hussein 80x108Shereen Hussein – King’s College London

Dr Shereen Hussein is a Senior Research Fellow at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London. She is a Fellow of the National Institute of Health Research School for Social Care and was recently commissioned by the World Bank to review the multiple roles of women in providing long-term care in Russia.

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Simona Iammarino  80x108Simona Iammarino – LSE Geography and Environment

Simona Iammarino is a Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment. An economist by training, her research focuses on the economic geography of innovation and technical change. Her latest book (with Phillip McCann) is Multinationals and Economic Geography. Location, Technology, and Innovation, (Edward Elgar, 2013)

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Abby Innes – LSE European Institute
Abby Innes is a Lecturer in the Political Economy of Central and Eastern Europe at the LSE’s European Institute.

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Fatima El-Issawi – POLIS

Fatima El-Issawi is a visiting fellow at POLIS, the journalism and society think tank in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (LSE). She is leading the research project on ‘Arab revolutions: Media Revolutions’ looking at the transformations in the Arab media industry under transitional political phases within the current uprisings. She has over 15 years of experience in covering the Middle East for international media outlets. She also works as an independent journalist, analyst and trainer in the Arab world.

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Kristina Irion 80x108Kristina Irion – Central European University

Dr. Kristina Irion is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy and Research Director at the Center for Media and Communications Studies (CMCS) at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Pertaining to the information society, her research focuses on policies and governance of communications, media and information. 

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Gilles Ivaldi – University of Nice
Gilles Ivaldi is CNRS Researcher, in the the Human and Social Sciences Department at the University of Nice.

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