Past events

Past events

The European Political Economy Project (EuPEP)


Beyond COP26 - Towards more effective international climate architecture

Monday, 14 June 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Selwin Hart (United Nations); Benito Muller (Environmental Change Institute, Oxford)
Chair: Hartmut Mayer (Director, European Studies Centre, St Antony’s, Oxford)
Discussant: Adrienne Cheasty (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

The role of Regional Development Banks in Europe and the rest of the world

Monday, 7 June 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Judith Clifton (University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain); Daniel Diaz Fuentes (University of Cantabria; Oxford Department for International Development); Carlos Andrés Brando (Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración ESA in Bogota); David Howarth (University of Luxembourg); Erika Kraemer-Mbula (University of Johannesburg)
Chair: Mirena Pencheva (European Parliament)

Saving the planet: The ethical and economic case for regenerative agriculture

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Philip Lymbery (Compassion in World Farming)
Chair: David Madden (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Convenor: David Madden (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Discussant: Tim Lang (City University of London)

European Green Bonds and mechanisms for long-term policy commitment

Monday, 24 May 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Daniel Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Chair: Charles Enoch (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Discussants: Fatos Koc (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)); Martin Ellison (Nuffield College, Oxford)

Local energy communities and the EU’s clean energy package: An enduring innovation?

Monday, 17 May 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Jake Barnes (The Newcomers Project, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford); Jenny Palm (International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University)
Chair: Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College, Oxford; School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute)
Discussant: Kristian Petrick (Prosumers for the Energy Union (PROSEU))

A transparency code for central banks: Implications for Europe

Monday, 10 May 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Ghiath Shabsigh (IMF)
Chair: Charles Enoch (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Discussants: Daniel Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford); Johannes Lindner (European Central Bank)

Financing for Covid-19 and climate action? The best use of the IMF SDR allocation

Monday, 3 May 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Mark Plant (Centre for Global Development); Mark Henstridge and Stevan Lee (Oxford Policy Management)
Chair: Adrienne Cheasty (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

The way forward for carbon pricing

Monday, 26 April 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Speaker(s): Ian Parry (IMF); Michael Mehling (University of Strathclyde; Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Chair: Daniel Hardy (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Discussant: Franziska Funke (Oxford Martin School)

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

Click here for links to podcasts and blogs from the conference


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)