Associate Fellow, Europe Programme
Ian Begg

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Iain Begg is a professorial research fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics, associate fellow at Chatham House and senior fellow on the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

His main research work is on the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance.

He has directed and participated in a series of research projects on different facets of EU policy, covering the governance of economic and monetary union in Europe, the EU’s ‘Europe 2020’ strategy and future employment prospects in the EU, and reform of the EU cohesion policy.

He served as a specialist adviser to the House of Lords European Communities Committee for an inquiry into ‘Genuine Economic and Monetary Union’ and has undertaken a number of other advisory roles.

He is a frequent contributor to international conferences on EU economic policy issues and is regularly solicited for interviews by journalists.

Areas of expertise

  • The economics of European integration
  • The evolution of the welfare state in Europe
  • Economic policy issues in the EU, including the EU budget, the Structural Funds and regulatory policies

Past experience

2015-presentSenior Fellow, the UK in a Changing Europe

Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute, LSE

1998-2003Co-editor, The Journal of Common Market Studies
1995-2002Professor of International Economics and Director of the European Institute at South Bank University, London
1994-97Director of ESRC Single European Market Research Programme