Conference Program


July 6th

14.00: Welcome Address:

Leonardo Morlino and Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann


14.10: Presentations of related research projects by

  • Ramona Coman
  • Martin Lodge
  • Markus Haverland
  • Stefanie Walter


15.00: Session I: The formation of national preferences on E(M)U policies

Chair: Leonardo Morlino

Discussant: Thomas Winzen

  1. The political weight of financial interests:  a process-tracing approach (Niamh Hardiman and Saliha Metinsoy, UCD)
  2. Revising the notion of preference formation – EU-level interaction  and problems in domestic preference formation as standalone inputs  in euro crisis decision-making (Uwe Puetter and Robert Csehi, CEU)
  3. Are National Parliaments the Cure for the European  Legitimacy Problem?  A Cautionary Tale about the Impact of Participation-Rights on  Parliamentary Actors in the Eurozone Crisis Mechanisms (Sonja Puntscher Riekmann and Jakob Redl, University of Salzburg)


16.30: Coffee Break


16.45: Session II: The political economy of crisis-induced reforms

Chair: Sonja Puntscher Riekmann

Discussant: Markus Haverland

  1. Courts as political actors: resistance to the EU’s new economic governance  mechanisms at the domestic level (Clement Fontan and Sabine Saurugger, Sciences Po Grenoble, PACTE)
  2. Circumventing constraints by internalizing Troika oversight? Italy and the Euro crisis  negotiations (Leonardo Morlino and Cecilia Sottilotta, LUISS)
  3. The Road To Brexit? Political Economy, the UK, EMU and the Eurozone Crisis (Hussein Kassim, UEA, Shaun Hargreaves Heap, Scott James and, KCL)


18.15: Coffee Break


18.30: Round table on the EMU reforms and Southern European policy


Keynote Speaker: Giuliano Amato

  • Leonardo Morlino (Chair)
  • Panos Tsakloglou
  • Angel Pascual-Ramsay
  • Paolo Guerrieri Paleotti
  • Jeffry Frieden
  • Fabio Franchino

20.15: Conference Dinner (LUISS Faculty restaurant)


July 7th

9.00: Welcome coffee

9.30: Session III: Preference formation and structure – insights from new data

Chair: Martin Lodge

Discussant: Jeffry Frieden

  1. EU Member States Positions for Economic and Fiscal Integration:  Introducing New Data and the Special Issue (presented by Zdenek Kudrna)
  2. Dimensions of Conflict and Coalitions (Fabio Wasserfallen and Thomas Lehner, USal)
  3. Explaining Governmental Preferences with Structural Variables (Stefanie Bailer, UBas; Hanno Degner, UKon; Dirk Leuffen, UKon; Magnus Lundgren, USto; Jonas Tallberg, USto; Silvana Tarlea, UBas; Fabio Wasserfallen, USal)


11.00: Coffee Break


11.15: Session IV: Bargaining over the EMU reforms

Chair: Fabio Wasserfallen

Discussant: Stefanie Walter

  1. Bargaining Power in the Reform of the Eurozone (Stefanie Bailer and Silvana Tarlea, UBas; Lisa Maria Dellmuth, Magnus Lundgren, Jonas Tallberg, USto)
  2. Powerful Engine or Quantité Negligeable? The Role of the Franco‐  German Couple during the Euro Crisis (Dirk Leuffen and Hanno Degner, UKon)

12.15: Brief introduction of two auxiliary datasets

  1. HISTorical and LEGAL (Zdenek Kudrna)


12.45: Lunch: (LUISS Faculty restaurant)


14.00: Concluding session (Final decisions of ExCo, ReCo)


  • Break-out discussions: research clusters/team


15.15: End

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