Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol was a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel in 2015 and he is now a Non Resident Scholar. He is Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on European economic and monetary cooperation since 1945, sovereign debt crises and global governance. He is Principal Investigator of the project “EURECON: The Making of a Lopsided Union – Economic Integration in the European Economic Community, 1957-1992” funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC).
Emmanuel gained his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence and has held several visiting appointments at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2015-2019), the University of Economics in Prague (2015) and the University of Tokyo (2020). Prior to coming to the University of Glasgow, Emmanuel held the Pinto Postdoctoral fellowship at the London School of Economics. He is the author of A Europe Made of Money: the Emergence of the European Monetary System (Cornell University Press, 2012) and co-editor of International Summitry and Global Governance: the Rise of the G-7 and the European Council, 1974-1991 (with Federico Romero, Routledge 2014). His work has appeared in Business History, Cold War History, Contemporary European History, Diplomacy & Statecraft, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, and West European Politics, among others. You can find more information on his personal website.
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You’ll never talk alone: what media narratives on European reforms reveal about a polity in the making
In this paper, we have analysed the coverage of reforms in a European context in the leading business newspapers in the three biggest EU member states
Mapping banking centres globally since 1970
Do citizens care about Europe? More than they used to
The level of interest of European citizens in the European Union is increasing, but still lags behind EU economic and policy integration.
Interest in European matters: a glass three-quarters full?
Everything that increases the interest of European citizens in the EU will serve to move the EU closer to its citizens.
Talking about Europe: exploring 70 years of news archives
This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of Europe as reflected in European media.
Talking about Europe: La Stampa 1940s-2010s
An on-going research project at Bruegel seeks to quantify and analyse printed media discourses about Europe over the decades since the end of the Seco
Talking about Europe: Die Zeit and Der Spiegel 1940s-2010s
An on-going research project is seeking to quantify and analyse printed media discourses about Europe over the decades since the end of the Second Wor
Talking about Europe: Le Monde 1944-2018
An ongoing research project is seeking to quantify and analyse national printed media discourses about Europe over the decades since the end of the se
The international use of the euro: What can we learn from past examples of currency internationalisation?
The recent State of the Union speech by Jean-Claude Juncker sparked a discussion about the potential wider use of the euro on the international stage.
The Iran nuclear deal crisis: Lessons from the 1982 transatlantic dispute over the Siberian gas pipeline
A US president taking a unilateral decision that affects European interests; European policymakers outraged at US interference in their affairs; Europ
Rethinking Franco-German relations: a historical perspective
Franco-German relations as the ‘engine’ of European integration are widely perceived to have stalled in recent years. This policy contribution assesse
Conversations on the future of Europe
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, we held an event of four conversations between Bruegel scholars and Eur
The EU must stand ready to confront US leadership
This is not the first time that the United States has antagonised Europe. And Europe can provide an effective response to such external challenges whe
UK political elite used poverty & immigration fears to secure leave vote
The bulk of UK Leave voters come from disadvantaged areas, and perceive immigration as a threat. But significant exceptions to this trend in England a
Brexit debate ignores UK's privileged position in Europe
The UK enjoys opt-outs from many EU policies, without its influence in the EU being diminished. But the UK’s privileged position in the EU has been ne
Will a UK welfare reform ease the UK's EU negotiation?
In a speech on 22 June 2015, UK David Cameron pointed at a number of possible changes that could be made to the UK's tax credit system. Why is th
The UK’s EU vote: the 1975 precedent and today’s negotiations
As the United Kingdom will hold a referendum before the end of 2017 on its continued EU membership, Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol draws lessons from the firs
European leaders want the UK to stay, but are best friends forever?
The Conservative Party’s election victory leaves little doubt as to the holding of a referendum on continued British EU membership in 2016 or 2017. Wh