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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellows 2020-2021

BURGOON, Brian (University of Amsterdam) 


Brian Burgoon is Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He received his PhD from MIT in 1998 and has been on the UvA faculty since 2001. Between 2014 and 2020, Burgoon oversaw all social science research at the UvA, serving as Academic Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).  His own research focuses on the politics of economic globalization; of welfare and labor-market policies and standards; and of how economic conditions influence political conflict.  He has published widely in top journals of political science, economics, sociology, public policy, and demography. His current projects, including work he will pursue at EUI, focus on political economy of backlash against globalization and of social policy in developed democracies.

Areas of research: Comparative political economy; Welfare state politics; International political economy; Comparative politics

Period of Stay: Nov 2020 - Jun 2021

Office: BF 196

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 813 (Int. 2813)

MARZINOTTO, Benedicta (University of Udine)


MARZINOTTO-BenedictaBenedicta Marzinotto is Lecturer in Economic Policy at the University of Udine and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. Formerly Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute; Economist at the European Commission’s DGECFIN; Fellow at Bruegel, the Brussel-based economic policy think tank; Research Fellow at the International Economics Programme at Chatham House; Visiting Researcher at the Free University of Berlin and at the University of Auckland. She has a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main areas of expertise include international macroeconomics, European economic governance, and labour economics. The proposed project aims at pinning down institutions and policies in Euro Area countries that impact on finance to ultimately classify macro-financial regimes. A macro-financial regime is defined as a set of financial rules/institutions/outputs having significant macroeconomic repercussions, either in isolation or in interaction with monetary and fiscal policies and other features of the same domestic political economy. The mapping of varieties of macro-financial regimes is likely to serve different research purposes. They may not only explain the accumulation of macro-economic imbalances inside the Euro Area and their asymmetric unwinding but to the extent that access to credit has been slowly substituting welfare states, the evolution of macro-financial regimes may well also provide a precious explanatory power of policy preferences, including the recent rise of populism. 

Areas of research: European economic policies and political economy

Period of Stay: Sept - Dec 2020

Office: BF 197

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 409 (Int. 2409)

RAUB, Werner (Utrecht University)


Raub-Werner-(DEU)Werner Raub is a professor of sociology at Utrecht University. His work focuses on (applications of) choice-based models in various fields of sociology, including but not restricted to rational choice models and game-theoretic models. Using complementary research designs such as surveys, experiments, and quasi-experimental designs for repeated tests of the same hypotheses, he tries to integrate formal theoretical models and quantitative empirical research. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2010-2017). Visiting appointments at, for example, the University of Chicago and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS). He is an elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences – Leopoldina. For further information: https://www.uu.nl/staff/WRaub

During his time at EUI he will be working on a Handbook of Rigorous Theoretical and Empirical Sociology (together with Klarita Gërxhani, EUI, and Nan Dirk de Graaf, Nuffield College) and on a paper on cooperation in social dilemmas through costly investments in repeated interactions and commitments.

Areas of research: Choice-based models in sociology; complementary empirical designs; mechanisms for voluntary cooperation in social and economic life

Period of Stay: Oct 2020 - Apr 2021

Office: BF 191

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 635 (Int. 2635)

WIMMER, Andreas (Columbia University)


Andreas Wimmer is the Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy at Columbia University in New York. He previously taught at Princeton University, University of California Los Angeles, as well as the Universities of Bonn, Neuchatel, and Zurich. His research brings a long term historical and globally comparative perspective to the questions of how states are built and nations formed, how individuals draw ethnic and racial boundaries between themselves and others, and under which conditions these processes result in conflict and war. Using new methods and data, he continues the old search for historical patterns that repeat across contexts and times. He has pursued this agenda across the disciplinary fields of sociology, political science, and social anthropology and through various styles of inquiry: ethnographic field research (in Mexico and Iraq), comparative historical analysis, quantitative research with cross-national or survey data, network studies, and formal modeling. His recent books are Nation Building (Princeton 2018), Waves of War (Cambridge 2013), and Ethnic Boundary Making (Oxford 2013). At the EUI, Andreas Wimmer will work on a new book project that seeks to understand patterns of diffusion across the world, mostly focusing on cultural ideas, practices, and preferences. Using “big data” and new theoretical arguments, the book seeks to advance our understanding of historically layered, multiplex and multipolar structures of cultural change in the modern world. 

Areas of research: Social and Political Theory, Nationalism, Migration, Ethnic Conflict, Boundary Drawing, War and State-Formation, Global Diffusion of Ideas and Information

Period of Stay: Jan 2021 - July 2021

Office: BF 263

Tel.  [+39] 055 4685 995 (Int. 2995)

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