New research on COVID-19 risks for the elderly

New research suggests that individuals aged 70 and older who live in the same household as a person of working age have a 60% higher chance of dying of COVID-19 compared with the elderly who live with other older individuals. SPS Professor Juho Härkönen is a co-author on the study.

The science of feedback

Zeinab Aboutalebi joined the EUI this September as Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. Read an interview with her about  her research in microeconomics, which deals with diversity, feedback and success in organisations.

Research in the service of European societies


Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the European University Institute has supported the dissemination of social science research on COVID-19. Read more about our Knowledge Hub, innovative research projects now funded by the EUI, and the COVID-19 data portal.

Europe, the Cold War and the global stage

A new book by Professor Federico Romero, Dean of Research at the EUI, and fellow Professors Ulrich Krotz (EUI) and Kiran Klaus Patel (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)  fills a gap in the understanding of the development of the European Community’s (EC) role as a global actor during the Cold War. Read an interview with Professor Romero.

An interview with macroeconomist Edouard Challe

Professor Edouard Challe joined the EUI's Department of Economics earlier this Autumn. In a short interview, he describes how macroeconomists have reacted and innovated to help solve the challenges of economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Important information for the EUI community and visitors

The EUI has implemented numerous measures to counter the spread of COVID-19. Read more about the latest information and guidelines for the EUI community and visitors, and find out about the Institute's COVID-19 Knowledge Hub.



The politics of EU judicial support after the Arab Spring: from independence to efficiency

by Gaia Taffoni

Based on original empirical research, the book reports findings on how networks of actors involved in the implementation of EU-funded programs handle policy ideas and interests, and by doing so influence policy outcomes in the area of judicial reform in the MENA region. This study covers both the institutional and the organizational/managerial dimensions of justice, thus shedding light on the two most relevant and critical factors for innovation in the domain of justice.

Big tech and the digital economy: the moligopoly scenario

by Nicolas Petit

This book asks a simple question: are the tech giants monopolies? Using economics, business and management science as well legal reasoning, this book offers a new perspective on big tech, building a theory of 'moligopoly'.

Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, risks, development and governance

by Philippe Fargues, Marzia Rango, Emma Borgnas and Irene Schofberger (eds)

This volume, available in open access, equips policymakers and practitioners in Africa and Europe with an up-to-date, consolidated picture of key aspects of migration from and within West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean over the past two years.

Constitutionalism under stress: Essays in honour of Wojciech Sadurski

by Uladzislau Belavusau and Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias (eds)

This volume, a Festschrift in honour of former head of the EUI's Law Department Wojciech Sadurski, reflects on comparative constitutionalism in Central and Eastern Europe through the lens of his writings, which anticipated and scrutinized the current decline of liberal democracies and populist challenges to the rule of law in the region.

Law and judicial dialogue on the return of irregular migrants from the European Union

by Madalina Moraru, Galina Cornelisse and Philippe de Bruycker (eds)

This volume addresses the interaction and dialogue between domestic judiciaries and European courts in the implementation of European return policy. With contributions from leading legal scholars, judges and practitioners, this book will be essential reading for all scholars and practitioners in the fields of immigration law and policy, EU law and public law.