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Rangoni, Bernardo

Fellow in European and Comparative Political Economy

London School of Economics, United Kingdom


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2017/2018, 2018/2019

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics, United Kingdom


Bernardo Rangoni joined the European University Institute as a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow in Law in 2017, right after having earned his PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and having visited Yale Law School. In June 2019, he is going to take up another postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Amsterdam.
His research is in the fields of comparative public policy, regulation, and governance, within and beyond the EU. It has appeared (or is forthcoming) in the Journal of European Public Policy, Regulation & Governance, and Oxford University Press.
A key element of his research concerns the perceived move from traditional hierarchical 'command and control' to new modes of 'experimentalist' governance, which induce decentralized experimentation while pooling information to learn from the comparison of different local practices. He is currently problematizing and analyzing the relationship between experimentalist institutional architectures, actual behavior in practice, and eventual policy outcomes across electricity, gas, telecoms, finance, and pharmaceuticals.
Another line of inquiry concerns the revival of industrial policies commonly perceived to have been ended, and in particular the construction of economic patriotism.
A third line of research concerns non-majoritarian institutions that are neither directly elected nor directly managed by elected politicians, such as central banks, independent regulatory agencies, specialized constitutional courts, and supranational bodies such as the European Commission and the Basel Committee. It asks how elected politicians are putting pressure, formally and informally, on non-majoritarian institutions when they consider they have failed to deliver.
Bernardo has teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. At undergraduate level, he has taught research design and methods at the LSE and King's College London, and political institutions and public policy at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. At graduate level, he has taught network regulation at the LSE, research design and methods at Moscow State University, and experimentalist governance at the Hertie School of Governance. His teaching has been consistently evaluated positively, and he is currently earning the Max Weber program teaching certificate.
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