The State of the Union: The Politics of Integration in Banking and Energy

Project Start:01/2019
Researchers:Burkard Eberlein, Sandra Eckert
Category: Financial Intermediation
Funded by:LOEWE

The project has compared integration dynamics in two high-profile projects of the European Union, namely the European Banking Union (EBU) and the Energy Union. Based on analysis of documents and half-structured interviews, the project pursued the double goal of (1) comparing the degree to which regulatory oversight has been centralized at the European level and (2) uncovering the involvement of regulated industry in the regulatory process. The project output on these two issues was published as a SAFE Working Paper No. 278 and as an article in the Journal of European Integration in January 2020 (with B. Eberlein) respectively. Preliminary project findings regarding political discussions on EBU reforms will feed into research conducted by the new SAFE project “Economic & Monetary Union at a Crossroad”.

Related Published Papers

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Journal of European Integration
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Related Working Papers

No.Author/sTitleYearProgram AreaKeywords
278Sandra EckertEU Agencies in Banking and Energy Between Institutional and Policy Centralisation2020 Financial Intermediation agency, banking, centralisation, energy, fiduciary, electricity, policy