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Max Weber Fellow 2019-2020

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-397 (ext: 2397)
Office: VS 091

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Mentor: Brigid Laffan
Thematic Group: N/A


David Moloney’s specific research interests are on Brexit, the Eurozone crisis and reforms to the Economic and Monetary Union, and more broadly EU politics and legislative decision-making. At the EUI he will be conducting research on the influence of policy actors on the Brexit negotiations.

David studied in Ireland where he obtained a PhD in political science from the University of Limerick. He was awarded a scholarship from the University of Limerick's Department of Politics and Public Administration to carry out his doctoral research on the bargaining success of different policy actors in reforming the EU’s economic governance framework during the Eurozone crisis. Specifically, the research measured and explained the bargaining success of the Council of Ministers, the European Council, European Central Bank, European Council, European Parliament, the then 27 member states and the Members of the European Parliament on a range of controversial issues during the negotiations on the European Council’s 2010 Task Force report ‘Strengthening Economic Governance in the EU’ and the legislative package known as the Six-Pack. The scholarship awarded by the University of Limerick's Department of Politics and Public Administration was replaced with a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council. The scholarship is Ireland's most prestigious award for PhD students.

David has lectured and tutored at the University of Limerick and the University of Leicester on a number of modules including ‘EU studies’, ‘EU legislative decision-making’, ‘European Comparative Politics’ and ‘EU Politics’.

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