EURECON Team Members

Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol – Principal Investigator


Dr Alexis Drach – Postdoctoral Researcher

Alexis holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence. His interests lie in the history of banking regulation and supervision, banks’ internationalisation, globalisation, and financial governance and expertise.

Alexis’ research project, entitled “Commercial Banks and European Banking Regulation: proponents or opponents? (1972-1992),” examines how British and French bankers reacted to European banking regulation proposals, from the 1972 banking directive proposal to the Maastricht Treaty. Based on archival material from the British Bankers’ Association, commercial banks and central banks, it particularly focusses on key moments of the European agenda, such as the 1977 and 1983 banking directives, the 1986 European Single Act, the 1989 directives, and the 1992 Maastricht Treaty.


Dr Aurélie Andry – Postdoctoral Researcher

Aurélie holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence, and is a former junior lecturer in postwar European history at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her main research interests include European integration history and the history of European socialism, the history of ‘social Europe’, EU social policy and the involvement of social actors in European governance and policy-making.

Aurélie’s research project entitled ‘Trade Unions and European economic integration: the battle for a ‘social union’ (1970s-1992)’ proposes to explore how European trade unions tried to influence European economic policymaking and to what extent they managed to weigh on European economic integration and on the creation of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Looking in particular at the positions of the European Trade Union Confederation as well as the main French, Italian and British trade unions, and focusing on key moments of the European agenda, such as the 1974 Social Action Programme, the 1970s Tripartite Conferences, the project of directive for a reduction of working time at the end of the 1970s, the 1986 Single European Act, and the 1992 Maastricht Treaty. Her research aims to trace the trade unions’ evolving positions, internal disagreements, and the strategies they used to voice their concerns, and to weigh on decisions.


Dorothea Römer – PhD Candidate

Dorothea is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow after finishing her Master’s degree in History from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Her research interests include recent and modern European history as well as international history. For her Bachelor’s degree, Dorothea studied History and Political Science at Ludwig Maximilians University, and at the University of Edinburgh. During her studies, Dorothea took several internships, including one at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels within its Department of the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, Regional Development and Home, and another at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC.

Dorothea’s research project “The Freiburg School and the Making of the Euro” (working title) aims to examine the influence of German ordo-liberalism on the development of the European Economic Community towards an Economic and Monetary Union. As part of the larger EURECON project, this Ph.D. focuses on the strand of intellectual history. By contextualising the Freiburg school with other European schools of thought and through archival research this thesis will study the spread of and reaction to ordo-liberalism in the context of the European Union.


Georgette Fernandez Laris – PhD Candidate

Georgette is a PhD. Student in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the EURECON project, Georgette obtained her MSc. (Research) in Economic History from the London School of Economics, as well as a MPhil. in International Economics and Development from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her main research interests are: financial and banking history; financial stability and macroprudential policy; financial crises; European integration and European political economy philosophy.

Georgette’s PhD research project principally pertains to the capital markets integration and macroeconomic policy coordination areas of inquiry within the EURECON project framework. It will seek to elucidate questions such as: Who were the principal non-state, non-EEC actors involved and which were their respective viewpoints, trade-offs, and compromises in the midst of shifting ideologies and preferences regarding the full liberalisation and integration of capital markets? To what extent and under which premises was financial stability overlooked despite the increased destabilizing risks and imbalances posed by greater capital markets integration amongst EEC countries?


Marvin Schnippering – PhD Candidate

Marvin is a PhD. Student in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow. He studied history, political sciences and sociology at the Ruhr-university Bochum and the NTNU Trondheim before his engagement in the EURECON project.

The main focus of his studies was the economic history of modern times. The main interests of Marvin’s studies have been the history of industrialisation, the rise and fall of the heavy industry, globalisation processes and the development of economic thinking. Marvin is especially interested in processes of economic change and their social impacts.

Marvin’s thesis regards the ‘Social Dimension’ of European integration under special consideration of the monetary integration. His objects of interest will be the British and German trade unions at the stage of the ETUC and their stance on the economic and monetary integration. The thesis raises the question which ideas of economic, monetary and social integration circulated in the trade union movement and in which way these notions were communicated. Marvin directs his attention to the questions if and to what extent the ‘Social Dimension’ of Europe was a completion of the monetary integration.


Dr Vincent Duchaussoy – Research Assistant

Dr. Vincent Duchaussoy is an historian focusing on the history of central banks and international monetary cooperation. His main research concerns the process of regional integration in Europe and in Francophone Africa since the 1960s.




EURECON is supported by an International Advisory Panel including:

  • Harold James, Princeton University
  • André Sapir, Université Libre de Bruxelles/Bruegel
  • Antoine Vauchez, CNRS/Paris-1 Sorbonne
  • Amy Verdun, University of Victoria