Dermot Hodson is Reader in Political Economy at Birkbeck and Co-Director of the Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS). His research looks at how political institutions work and how they can be improved when centralised, hierarchical and hard law approaches to policy-making are lacking. The primary focus of his work is the European Union, with a particular emphasis on the governance of the eurozone, European integration in the post-Maastricht period, EU institutions and treaty making. He is also interested in comparative political economy, with a focus on Ireland and the UK, and international political economy, especially international financial institutions and fora such as the International Monetary Fund, the G7 and the G20. Before coming to Birkbeck he worked as an Economist at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs.
- The Institutions of the European Union, 4th Edition (with John Peterson) (Oxford University Press, 2017).
- The New Intergovernmentalism: States and Supranational Actors in the Post-Maastricht Era (with Christopher Bickerton and Uwe Puetter) (Oxford University Press, 2015).
- Governing the Euro Area in Good Times and Bad (Oxford University Press, 2011).