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Iacopo Mugnai

Iacopo MugnaiPhD Candidate

Since the euro crisis began much attention has been focused on Germany’s role in its management. To explain Germany’s foreign economic policy in the euro crisis scholars have looked at economic ideas embedded in the German political economy, German party politics or historical memories. Although there is something to all these explanations, important questions remain open.

For example, what role is played by domestic interest groups in the elaboration of Germany’s involvement in the euro crisis’ management? What diagnoses of the crisis inform the German government and where these ideas come from? Do German economic research institutes play a role in this process? If so, what role? These are the central research questions my PhD project seeks to address.

In my research I employ qualitative methods, such as elite interviews and qualitative document analysis.

Supervisors: Ben Clift and André Broome

Institutional Affiliations
  • Goethe Universitaet - Frankfurt am Main, Germany: PhD Visiting Researcher, 01.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies - Cologne, Germany: PhD Visiting Researcher, 03.04.2017 - 30.06.2017

Policy-making experience
  • Organisation Analyst - ECB: Chief Services Office, 01.10.2018 - present
  • PhD traineeship - ECB: DG International and European Relations, 01.09.2017-31.08.2018

Research interests
  • International Political Economy (IPE)
  • Political Economy of European Monetary Integration
  • Politics of Economic Ideas
  • History of Monetary Relations

View my CV.