Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
Iain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. His main research work is on the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance. He has directed and participated in a series of research projects on different facets of EU policy and his current projects include studies on future employment prospects in the EU, the impact of cohesion policy, the governance of economic and monetary union in Europe, the EU s Europe 2020 strategy and reform of the EU budget. Other recent research projects include work on policy co-ordination and the social impact of globalisation. He has published extensively in academic journals and served as co-editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies, the leading academic journal focusing on the study of European integration, from 1998 to 2003. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Czech National Bank, and recently served as a special adviser to the House of Lords European Communities Committee for an inquiry into EU economic governance. He has undertaken a number of other advisory roles, including being called as an expert witness on EU issues by the House of Commons Treasury Committee, the House of Lords European Communities Committee and the European Parliament. He is a frequent contributor to international conferences on EU economic policy issues and is regularly solicited for interviews by journalists.