My approach to political economy stems from the comparative and institutionalist tradition, especially the classical work of Schumpeter, Weber, Polanyi, Marx Kalecki, C Wright Mills, Minsky and contemporary authors such as Peter Hall, Fritz Scharpf and Wolfgang Streeck.

Rather than seeking generalised laws to explain the political economy of European integration and comparative capitalism, this tradition seeks empirical case knowledge of the causal processes through which institutions and politics interact to produce variation in policy outcomes. Outside the silos of my teaching and research I can be found arguing about the origins and consequences of the Eurozone crisis, Brexit and listening to jazzy-blues.

Presently I am working on the following research projects/papers: