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David Howarth

David Howarth

Professor of Political Economy

Research Topics National banking system, Financial regulation, Financial lobbies, Economic and Monetary Union, Euro crisis
Faculty or Centre Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l'Education
Research Unit IPSE
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 25-040
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9219
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39219

David Howarth is Professor of political economy at the University of Luxembourg. He previously ran the the University of Edinburgh's Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and remains an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. David Howarth is currently one of three editors of the Routledge / UACES book series on Contemporary European Studies, one of the leading series focused on European Union affairs.

His research areas are:

  • The political economy of European integration (and specifically Economic and Monetary Union)
  • The comparative political economy of financial (and specifically banking) systems
  • International, European Union and national financial regulation
  • The politics and political economy of international capital liberalisation

Last updated on: Friday, 30 September 2016

Professor Howarth has won a large range of awards and research grants, most notably a Jean Monnet Chair (2008 to 2012), Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence (at the University of Edinburgh) (from 2010-13), several European Commission Life Long Learning, British Academy and other research and conference grants. He has been a visiting scholar at CEVIPOF, Paris, New York University and the University of Victoria. He remains an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.



Last updated on: 05 Feb 2013

David Howarth has authored or co-authored three books, a text book and over sixty journal articles and book chapters on European political economy and other topics. He has co-edited two books and guest edited or co-edited seven journal special editions. He has published in several high ranking International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration and Economics journals including World Politics, Governance, Common Market Law Review, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics and Review of International Political Economy.

Professor Howarth's books include the following:

  • The Political Economy of European Banking Union (with Lucia Quaglia), Oxford: OUP, 2016
  • Market Based Banking and International Financial Crisis (editor with Iain Hardie), Oxford:  OUP, 2013.
  • The Political Economy of Europe’s Incomplete Single Market (editor with Tal Sadeh), London: Routledge, 2011.
  • The ECB:  the New European Leviathan (with Peter Loedel), Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003 and 2005, revised second edition.
  • Contemporary France (with Georgios Varouxakis), New York: Oxford University Press / London: Edward Arnold, 2003.
  • The French Road to European Monetary Union, Basingstoke:  Palgrave, 2001.

Some of Professor Howarth's recent journal articles (since 2004) include the following (see the publications link on my home page to access the pdf files of these articles):

    •    'The Political Economy of European Capital Markets Union', with Lucia Quaglia and Moritz Liebe, in Journal of Common Market Studies, 54, s1, 2016, pp. 185-203.
    •    'Internationalized Banking, alternative banks and the Single Supervisory Mechanism', with Lucia Quaglia, in West European Politics, 39, 3, 2016, pp. 438-461.
    •    ‘The ebb and flow of transatlantic regulatory cooperation in banking', with Lucia Quaglia, in Journal of Banking Regulation, 17, 1, 2016, pp. 21-33.
    •    'Supranational Banking Supervision in Europe: The Construction of a Credible Watchdog', with Jakub Gren and Lucia Quaglia, in Journal of Common Market Studies, 53, s1, 2015, pp. 181-199.
    •    'The political economy of euro area's sovereign debt crisis', with Lucia Quaglia, in Review of International Political Economy, 22, 3, 2105, pp. 457-484.
    •    ‘The Steep Road to European Banking Union: Constructing the Single Resolution Mechanism’, with Lucia Quaglia, Journal of Common Market Studies, 52, s1, 2014, pp. 125-140.
    •    ‘Banks and the False Dichotomy in the Comparative Political Economy of Finance’, with Iain Hardie, Sylvia Maxfield and Amy Verdun, World Politics, 65, 4, October 2013, pp. 691–728. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0043887113000221.
    •    ‘Banking Union as Holy Grail:  Rebuilding the Single Market in Financial Services, Stabilizing Europe’s Banks and “Completing” Economic and Monetary Union’, with Lucia Quaglia, Journal of Common Market Studies, 51, s1, pp. 103-123.
    •    ‘A panacea for all times: the Politics of the German Stability Culture’, with C. Rommerskirchen, West European Politics, 36, 4, 2013, pp. 750-770.
    •    ‘Banking on Stability: the European Union’s New Capital Requirement Directive’, with Lucia Quaglia, Journal of European Integration, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2013, pp. 333–346.
    •    ‘The Legacy of State-led Finance in France and the Rise of Gallic Market-Based Banking’, Governance, Vol. 26, No. 3, July 2013, pp. 369–395.
    •    ‘The Ongoing Struggle to “Protect” Europe from its Money Men’, with James Buckley and Lucia Quaglia, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2012, vol. 50, s1, pp. 99-115.
    •    ‘In the Vanguard of Globalisation: the OECD and Capital Liberalisation’, with Tal Sadeh, Review of International Political Economy, 18:5, December 2011, 622-645.
    •    'Regulating the so-called "Vultures of Capitalism', with James Buckley, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 49, s1, Blackwells: 2011, 123-143.
    •    ‘Gesture Politics?: explaining financial regulatory reform in the European Union’, with J. Buckley, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 48, s1, Blackwells: 2010, pp. 119-141.
    •    ‘The ever incomplete single market: differentiation and the evolving frontier of integration’, with Tal Sadeh, Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 17, no. 7, October 2010, pp. 922-935.
    •    ‘Die Krise but not La Crise? The financial crisis and the transformation of German and French banking systems’, with Iain Hardie, Journal of Common Market Studies, November 2009, 47:5, pp. 1015-1036.
    •    ‘Greening the Internal Market in a Difficult Economic Climate’, in Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 47, s1, 2009, 133-150.
    •    ‘Economic Interests and the European Union: A Catalyst for European Integration or a Hindrance?’, with Tal Sadeh, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 10, 1, February 2008, pp. 1-14.
    •    ‘The Commission Defends the European Consumer’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2008, Vol. 46, s1, 91-107.
    •    'Running an enlarged euro-zone – reforming the European Central Bank:  Efficiency, legitimacy and national economic interest', Review of International Political Economy, 14:5, December 2007, pp. 820-41.
    •    ‘Making and Breaking the Rules:  French Policy on EU Economic Governance’, Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 14, no. 7, October 2007, pp. 1061 - 1078.
    •    ‘The Domestic Politics of Britain and the Euro’, Journal of European Integration, vol. 29, no. 1, March 2007. pp. 47-68,
    •    ‘The European Central Bank and the Stability Pact: Policeman and Judge?’, with Peter Loedel, Journal of European Public Policy, Spring, 2004, 11, 5, pp. 832-853.



Last updated on: 05 Sep 2016

Professor Howarth (BA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon.)) grew up in Alberta, Canada. He studied political science and economics at the University of Alberta, where he was a Peter Lougheed Scholar and won the Alexander MacGibbon Gold Medal for the best results in political science and the Faculty of Arts Honours Award for the second best results in his graduating year (out of several hundred graduates). He won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford (Balliol College), obtaining an MPhil. in Politics and a DPhil. (PhD) on French Monetary Policy and Monetary Integration in Europe, supervised by the renowned Professor Jack Hayward. Between his masters and doctoral studies, he worked as a legislative assistant in the Canadian federal parliament. Professor Howarth also studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris (Oxford-Paris Award Recipient) and completed the sixteen month international programme at the French Ecole Nationale d'Administration (Promotion Victor Schoechler, 1995-1996). While completing his DPhil. at Oxford, he worked as a researcher at Nuffield College for professors Hayward and Vincent Wright, on an ESRC project on political executives in Western Europe. He was a Lecturer at Aston University and the University of London (Queen Mary College) prior to moving to the University of Edinburgh in 2003 where he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy.

Professor Howarth was selected as a Jean Monnet Chair in 2008 and ran the University of Edinburgh's Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence from 2010. He was an elected member of the UACES Committee (UK ECSA) (2005-08) and the Co-Chair of the European Union Studies Association (US) Political Economy section (2005-09). In addition to his academic work, Professor Howarth wrote for the Economist Intelligence Unit on European and French economic topics for a decade (until 2013). He moved to the University of Luxembourg in September 2012.



Last updated on: 06 Jun 2014

Professor Howarth convenes four Masters courses:

  • International Political Economy (first year, semester 1)
  • Political Economy of European Integration (first year, semester 2)
  • European Banking Union (second year, semester 3)
  • The Political System of the European Union (with Anna-Lena Högenauer) (first year, semester 1).

He is currently supervising doctoral students working on the following topics:

  • The political economy of European Union bank supervision;
  • The spread of Private Finance Initiative financing for public infrastructure projects in Europe.
  • The operation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and supervisory convergence.
  • The European Parliament's promotion of European social policy prior to direct election.

He welcomes doctoral student applications in his research areas (listed on his homepage), or on closely related topics.



Last updated on: 05 Sep 2016

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2016

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See detailUnconventional Monetary Policies and the European Central Bank's Problematic Democratic Legitimacy
Högenauer, Anna-Lena; Howarth, David

in Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht (2016), 71(2), 124

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See detailRaymond Barre: Modernising France through European Monetary Cooperation
Howarth, David

in Dyson, Kenneth; Maes, Ivo (Eds.) Architects of the Euro Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary Union (2016)

See detailThe Political Economy of European Banking Union
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

Book published by Oxford University Press (2016)

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See detailInternationalised banking, alternative banks and the Single Supervisory Mechanism
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

in West European Politics (2016), 39(3), 438-61

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See detailThe ‘ebb and flow’ of transatlantic regulatory cooperation in banking
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

in Journal of Banking Regulation (2016)

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See detailThe ComparativePoliticalEconomyofBaselIIIinEurope
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

in Policy and Society (2016), 35

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See detailThe Political Economy of European Capital Markets Union
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia; Liebe, Moritz

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2016), 54(S1), 185203

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See detailInflation aversion in the European Union: exploring the myth of a North–South divide
Howarth, David; Rommerskirchen, Charlotte

in Socio-Economic Review (2016)

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2015

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See detailThe political economy of the euro area's sovereign debt crisis
Howarth, David

in Review of International Political Economy (2015), 22(3), 457-484

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See detailThe Comparative Political Economy of Basel III
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

E-print/Working paper (2015)

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See detailThe New Intergovernmentalism in Financial Regulation and European Banking Union
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

in Bickerton, Christopher; Puetter, Uwe; Hodson, Dermot (Eds.) The New Intergovernmentalism States and Supranational Actors in the Post-Maastricht Era (2015)

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See detailDie Bankenunion als Krönung der Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion?
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

in Integration (2015), 38(1), 44-59

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See detailSupranational Banking Supervision in Europe: The Construction of a Credible Watchdog
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia; Gren, Jakub

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2015), 53(s1),

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See detailInflation Aversion in the European Union: Exploring the Myth of a North-South Divide
Howarth, David; Rommerskirchen, Charlotte

E-print/Working paper (2015)

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2014

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See detailThe Steep Road to European Banking Union: Constructing the Single Resolution Mechanism
Howarth, David

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2014), 52(s1), 1-16

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See detailHedge Funds
Howarth, David; Quaglia, Lucia

in Mügge, Daniel (Ed.) Europe and the Governance of Global Finance (2014)

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2013

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See detailBanking on Sterling: Britain's Independence from the Euro Zone
Howarth, David

in Perspectives on Politics (2013), 11(3), 972-74

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See detailFrance and the International Financial Crisis: The Legacy of State-Led Finance
Howarth, David

in Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions (2013), 26(3), 369395

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See detailBanking on Stability: The Political Economy of New Capital Requirements in the European Union
Howarth, David

in Journal of European Integration (2013), 35(3), 333-346

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See detailFraming Market-Based Banking and the Financial Crisis
Howarth, David; Hardie

in Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain (Eds.) Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis (2013)

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See detailMarket-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis
Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain

Book published by Oxford University Press (2013)

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See detailA Peculiar Kind of Devastation: German Market-Based Banking
Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain

in Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain (Eds.) Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis (2013)

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See detailBanks and the False Dichotomy in the Comparative Political Economy of Finance
Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain; Maxfield, Sylvia; Verdun, Amy

in World Politics : A Quarterly Journal of International Relations (2013), 65(4),

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See detailIntroduction: Towards a Political Economy of Banking
Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain; Maxfield, Sylvie

in Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain (Eds.) Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis (2013)

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See detailA Panacea for all Times: the Politics of the German Stability Culture
Howarth, David; Rommerskirchen, Charlotte

in West European Politics (2013), 36(4), 750-770

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2012

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See detailUnity and disunity among central bankers in an asymmetric Economic and Monetary Union
Howarth, David

in Hayward, Jack; Würzel, Rudi (Eds.) European Disunion: The Multidimensional Power Struggles (2012)

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See detailThe Ongoing Struggle to 'Protect' Europe from its Money Men
Howarth, David; Buckley, James; Quaglia, Lucia

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2012), 50(s1), 99-115

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2011

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See detailRegulating the so-called 'Vultures of Capitalism'
Howarth, David; Buckley, James

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2011), 49(s1), 123-143

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See detailIn the Vanguard of Globalisation: the OECD and Capital Liberalisation
Howarth, David; Sadeh, Tal

in Review of International Political Economy (2011), 18(5), 622-645

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See detailThe Political Economy of Europe’s Incomplete Single Market
Howarth, David; Sadeh, Tal

Book published by Routledge (2011)

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2010

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See detailIndustrial Policy: The Softer Side of Differentiated Integration
Howarth, David

in Dyson, Kenneth; Sepos, Angelos (Eds.) Which Europe: The Politics of Differentiated Integration (2010)

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See detailGesture Politics?: explaining financial regulatory reform in the European Union
Howarth, David; Buckley, James

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2010), 48(s1), 119-141

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See detailThe ever incomplete single market: differentiation and the evolving frontier of integration
Howarth, David; Sadeh, Tal

in Journal of European Public Policy (2010), 17(7), 922-935

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2009

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See detailGreening the Internal Market in a Difficult Economic Climate
Howarth, David

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2009), 47(s1), 133-150

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See detail‘The European Central Bank: The Bank that rules Europe?'
Howarth, David

in Dyson, Kenneth; Marcussen, Martin (Eds.) Central Banks in the Age of the Euro: Europeanization, Convergence, and Power (2009)

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See detailEuro Area Enlargement and European Central Bank Reform
Howarth, David

in Lacina, Lubor; Rusek, Antonin; Fidrmuc, Jarko (Eds.) The Economic Performance of the European Union: Issues, Trends and Policies (2009)

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See detailBank of France: The challenge of escaping politicization
Howarth, David

in Dyson, Kenneth; Marcussen, Martin (Eds.) Central Banks in the Age of the Euro: Europeanization, Convergence, and Power (2009)

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See detailDie Krise but not La Crise? The financial crisis and the transformation of German and French banking systems
Howarth, David; Hardie, Iain

in Journal of Common Market Studies (2009), 47(5), 1015-1036

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2008

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See detailThe Commission Defends the European Consumer
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in Journal of Common Market Studies (2008), 46(s1), 91-107

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See detailFrance and the Euro: the political management of paradoxical interests
Howarth, David

in Dyson, Kenneth (Ed.) The Euro at Ten (2008)

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See detailDelegation and Commission leadership in Economic and Monetary Union
Howarth, David

in Hayward, Jack (Ed.) Leaderless Europe (2008)

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