Reflections on the new architecture of European economic governance – 27 November

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Posted on behalf of Dr Emmanuelle Schon-Quinlivan

Since 2009, many articles and books have been written on the causes to the Eurozone crisis, the potential solutions as well as their consequences for European economic integration. Most of the literature has taken a liberal intergovernmentalist approach or even ‘new intergovermentalist’ stance which focuses on the prevalence of the Member States’ role in the handling of the crisis and the consequential relegation of the European Commission as an unwilling agent in manoeuvring to gain more powers. In a multi-level economic governance context which has seen the reshuffling of the power cards between the various stakeholders, this workshop has selected contributions addressing issues of power, supranational entrepreneurship and integration.

The workshop will take place at the NUI offices on Merrion Square on November 27. Everyone is welcome at the workshop, please email Dr Emmanuelle Schon-Quinlivan at to confirm attendance for catering purposes. Further information is available at

10.00 to 10.05 Welcome by Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan
10.05 to 11.30 Marco Scipioni (and E. Schön-Quinlivan), ‘Policy entrepreneurship, windows of opportunity and supranational delegation: a comparative analysis of the 2005 and 2010 reform of the Stability and Growth Pact’

Aneta Spendzharova, ‘Balancing Harmonisation and Diversity of National Economic Models: The Role of the European Commission in Reforming Banking Structures in the EU’


Michael W. Bauer (and Stefan Becker, Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim), ‘Mapping the European Commission in the ‘new’ political and institutional architecture of the European Union: Constraints, functions, capacities’


Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan, ‘Increasing authority and politicization of the European Commission: a systemic ‘normalization’ of the core executive in European economic governance?’

Chaired by TBC
11.30 to 12.10 Questions and answers
12.10 to 13.00 Lunch
13.00 to 14.00 Jakub Gren (and David Howarth), A tale of agents with two hats: national supervision of less significant banks under supranational oversight in the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

James D. Savage, ‘Enforcing the European Semester:  The Politics of Asymmetric Information in the Excessive Deficit and Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedures.’

Dermot Hodson, ‘EU Economic Governance Before and After the Euro Crisis’

Chaired by

Aidan Regan


14.00 to 14.30 Questions and answers
14.30 to 15.00 Closed Session

2 thoughts on “Reflections on the new architecture of European economic governance – 27 November

  1. Suggestion.
    For a conference like this, it would be very helpful if the date, time and place of the event in the first or second line of the announcment, thereby obviating the need to scroll through a number of links to find such basic information.

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