Posts by: vschmidt

British Journal of Politics and International Relations Prize

I was awarded a prize for best paper published in BJPIR (the British Journal of Politics and International Relations) 2013, for my paper entitled, “Speaking to the Markets or to the People? A Discursive Institutionalist Analysis of the EU’s Sovereign Debt Crisis.”   The prize was announced at the Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, at […]

Comment on Chancellor Merkel’s Austerity Policy on German TV News (ARD)

Please see the link below to my appearance on German TV news (ARD) in which I was asked to comment on Chancellor Merkel’s austerity policy. http://www.tagesschau.de/bab-3157~_bab-sendung-175.html

Saving Social Europe: Going Beyond The EU’s “Governing By The Rules And Ruling By The Numbers”

Please see my recent op-ed for Social Europe Journal – “Saving Social Europe: Going Beyond Governing by the Rules and Ruling by the Numbers” – on the continued travails of the Eurozone crisis, with suggestions on how to move beyond the austerity policies enacted since 2008 that have wreaked havoc on European social policies, in […]

The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning for the Stability Rules

The latest skirmish on the budget, as Berlin (and Brussels) try to hold the line on the stability rules, while Paris and Rome push for greater flexibility, is very much a draw.  Hollande and Renzi wanted and needed a very public fight to show their citizens that they have been pressing for less austerity to […]

Landscapes of History: Photo Exhibit at Harvard’s Center for European Studies

Although the reception has already taken place, my photo exhibition remains open for viewing 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at the Art Gallery of Harvard’s Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Ave, Cambridge Ma 02138. You can see my other work at http://www.vivienschmidt.com.

Vivien Schmidt Awarded Research Fellowship

Recently, I was awarded a research fellowship by the European Commission, Directorate General of Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN).  It involves my producing a paper entitled “The Political Economy of the European Monetary Union: Rebuilding Trust and Support for Economic Integration.”  The fellowship program itself encompasses approximately ten fellows,  all economists except for me […]

Interview in Corriere della Serra

While in Rome last week, I was interviewed by Lorenzo Salvia for Corriere della Serra. The interview appeared in the print version of the paper on November 26, 2013. [interview Schmidt corriere della sera 26 nov 2013]

ELIAMEP Crisis Observatory Interview

During a European Seminar entitled “Europe in Crisis, Citizens in Protest” (4-7 July, 2013, Nafplion, Greece), I gave a video recorded interview for the Crisis Observatory/ELIAMEP. In it, I discuss why the Eurozone has not been able to exit the crisis and problems with current approaches to the crisis among other things. The interview was […]

Austerity Seen Easing With Change to EU Budget Policy?

Vivien Schmidt’s comment on Mathew Dalton’s September 19 Wall Street Journal article, “Austerity Seen Easing with Change to EU Budget Policy,” was picked up by AP reporter Juergen Baetz. Comment and links to both articles below. Easing austerity through change to EU budget policy is a very significant move.  If agreed by EU finance officials, […]

The Future of the Eurozone

I was a keynote speaker, along with Iain Begg, at a plenary on “The Future of the Eurozone” at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute annual conference Beyond Austerity vs Growth: The Future of the European Political Economy at the University of Sheffield on 1-3 July 2013.  Participants included leading academics, policy makers and journalists […]