Past events

Past events

The European Political Economy Project (EuPEP)


European climate action: political economy challenges

Thursday, 21 January 2021 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

COP26, the next global climate summit, will take place in Glasgow in November 2021, and Europe will be a key player. This online conference looks at the political economy challenges (as opposed to the scientific advances) that must be overcome to meet global climate goals, with a focus on Europe’s agenda.

  • A first session will look at the stakes at COP26 and the contribution of the European Green Deal to strengthening climate action commitments.
  • A second session will examine the challenges for governments in paying for climate action—since government budgets will be even more constrained post-covid, and carbon taxes are yet to prove politically feasible.
  • A third session will take stock of the adequacy of public and private sector financing arrangements for climate investment. Is the balance between public and private investment appropriate? How best can financial sector guidelines be leveraged into complementing public sector efforts and delivering effective ESG investment? Inter alia, is there a role for central banks?
  • A final session will ask how best to harness public activism, for instance in NGOs and among political groups

Regional disparities in Europe: The economic impact of Covid-19

Monday, 23 November 2020 - 5:00pm
Online webinar
Speaker(s): Gergely Hudecz (European Stability Mechanism)
Chair: Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Convenor: Charles Enoch (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Discussants: Cinzia Alcidi (Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels), Christian Odendahl (Centre for European Reform)


Capitalism on Edge: Radical change without crisis, revolution, or Utopia

Monday, 9 November 2020 - 5:00pm
Online Event
Speaker(s): Albena Azmanova, Reader in Political Theory, Kent, Brussels School of International Studies
Chair: Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Discussants: Mr Will Hutton (Centre for Economic Performance, LSE) and Professor Karthik Ramanna (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford)


ECB debt certificates: The available euro-safe asset

Monday, 2 November 2020 - 5:00pm
Zoom webinar
Speakers: Daniel C. Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford); Gabriele Giudice (European Commission); Demos Ioannou (European Central Bank)
Chair: Tim Vlandas (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Convenor: Daniel C. Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford)


Book discussion - The UK and Multi-Level Financial Regulation: From Post-Crisis Reform to Brexit

Monday, 19 October 2020 - 5:00pm
Zoom webinar
Speakers: Scott James (King's College London); Lucia Quaglia (University of Bologna)
Discussants: Alex Lehmann (Breugel); Sam Lowe (Centre for European Reform)
Chair: Daniel Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Convenor: Daniel C. Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford)


Political economy effects of COVID-19 on Central and South East Europe

Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:30pm
Zoom webinar
Speaker(s): Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi (LSE Institute of Global Affairs); Kaloyan Simeonov (European Studies Department, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski); Kori Udovički (Centre for Advanced Economic Studies, Belgrade); Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Chair: Daniel Hardy (St Antony’s College, University of Oxford)
Convenor: Charles Enoch (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
In association with SEESOX


Life outside the Euro: Monetary and financial issues for the EU periphery and beyond

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 12:45pm to 7:00pm
Venue: Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Speaker(s): Various
Convenor: EuPEP


The Europe Illusion: Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration

Monday, 11 November 2019 - 5:00pm
Speaker(s): Stuart Sweeney (Investment Director, Social and Sustainable Capital)
Chair: Charles Enoch (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Convenor: Charles Enoch (St Antony’s College, Oxford)