The European University Institute (EUI), which was founded by the European Community member states in 1972, is one of the largest graduate training programs in Europe in the areas of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences, and History and Civilization. EUI employs about 50 faculty, 60 post-doctoral fellows, and 330 Ph.D. students in these areas of specialization.
- Comparative political sociology
- Comparative politics
- Comparative social institutions and inequality
- European integration
- International relations
- Public policy, and
- Social and political theory
The Economics Department specializes in labor economics, econometrics, microeconomic theory and analysis, and macroeconomics and economic policy. The Department of Law specializes in the impact of globalization on international law and human rights, the impact of constitutionalization and enlargement of the EU, and the Europeanization of private law.
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, a research center at EUI founded in 1992, conducts interdisciplinary research on contemporary challenges faced by the European Union. Some of the research questions the Center addresses are:
-What are the major political, social and economic challenges in contemporary Europe?
- How do developments in different European countries compare and contrast with each other?
- How do European countries interact with
EUI faculty research
Andrea Ichino Research areas: economic impact of migration; flexibility and rigidity of labor markets; intergenerational social mobility
Rick van der Ploeg Research areas: the economics of the welfare state, labor markets and the environment
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Colin Crouch Research areas: comparative European sociology and industrial relations; economic sociology; contemporary issues in British and European politics; processes of institutional innovation in the economy and in public policy
Donatella Della Porta Research areas: Social movements; political violence; terrorism; corruption; police, and policies of public order
Jaap Dronkers Research areas: issues in stratification and social mobility; causes and consequences of unequal educational and occupational attainment; the effect of divorce on children; comparison of public and religious schools based on PISA data
Adrienne Héritier Research areas: new types of governance in Europe; the deregulation and re-regulation of the utilities sector; changing legislative processes in the European Union.
Research areas: European Union social and labor market policy; industrial, employment and welfare policies in European countries; Italian politics
Research areas: comparative politics; regional integration in Western Europe and Latin America; the transition from authoritarian rule in Southern Europe and Latin America; the intermediation of class, sectoral and professional interests; the political characteristics of the emerging Euro-polity; the consolidation of democracy in Southern and Eastern countries; the possibility of post-liberal democracy in Western Europe and North America
Department of Law
Marie-Ange Moreau Research areas: evolution of social actors (union organizations, collective bargaining at European level, coordination with national level); the construction of citizenship (anti-discrimination legislation; mobility of people within the EU); development of transnational rules within the EU
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Helen Wallace Research areas: evolution of European Union institutions and the ongoing process of European integration
Inequality Fellows will need to be registered with EUI so they receive the library barcode number necessary to access these datasets. The Inequality program will assist Fellows in registering as visiting students with EUI’s Academic Services.
Tegelaars Michiel (firstname.lastname@example.org), the librarian who can register Inequality Fellows for access to datasets, will be informed of our Fellows’ visit by the Inequality program. He may then connect Fellows with the library secretary Beatrice Mohrlok at Beatrice.email@example.com, who can prepare a library card before our Fellows start their research at EUI.
The departmental websites provide information on their events schedules. For information on writing groups, email Neal Walker, Dean of Studies, at Neal@iue.it.
The EUI’s Housing Office, managed by Lucia Matteucci (firstname.lastname@example.org), is the best resource for Inequality Fellows to find accommodation in Florence. The Housing Office maintains a web page that Fellows can consult for housing offers. Inequality Fellows can get the password to this database from Lucia Matteucci.
The Housing Office advises students to search the housing database first and then ask them to set up appointments to look at the accommodation they found on the web before taking a decision. The monthly cost of a room was between 300 to 400 euros in 2004. Students are advised to ask landlords for a written note confirming rental period and cost.
EUI cannot provide Inequality Fellows with office space. Students will need to bring their own laptop, which they can plug into the library’s network connection.
The EUI fall term starts at the beginning of October and ends in mid December. The spring term runs from January to mid-June. The best time for Inequality Fellows to do research at EUI is between October and early July. EUI is closed for the Italian August holidays (“ferie d’agosto”).