I am Lecturer in International Business and Enterprise at the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School, and Non Resident Fellow at Bruegel. I am also Visiting Professor at the Institute for European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
I am an international economic historian, researching financial supervision, monetary cooperation and the rise of summitry (G7 and European Council) — and exploring their links with the Eurocrisis and other contemporary developments.
I studied in France, the UK, and Italy. I completed my MSc in International History at the LSE (2005) and my PhD in History at the EUI (2010). I subsequently took up a Pinto Postdoctoral Fellowship at LSE (2010-11), before joining the University of Glasgow. I have held visiting and research positions at Keio University (2011), Columbia (2013), and the University of Economics in Prague (2016). I am a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy.
I am editorial board member of the journal Politique européenne, and board member of the International Association of Contemporary History of Europe / Association Internationale d’Histoire Contemporaine de l’Europe. I am also a member of the Centre for Business History in Scotland.
My work to date has predominantly focused on European economic and monetary cooperation and its wider policy implications and institutional context. More specifically, A Europe Made of Money, analysed the emergence of the European Monetary System in the late 1970s; three journal articles and an edited volume explored the emergence of regular summitry (European Council and G7) as a response to the rise of (economic) globalisation in the mid-1970s; and I am currently exploring the issue of banking regulation and supervision in the 1960s and 1970s (especially in the European Economic Community (EEC) and in Germany). My research is part of an ongoing process of re-evaluation of the 1970s as a pivotal decade in post-war international economic history.