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.


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?


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