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The Intensive Seminar is aimed at PhD-students who are supervised by the Jean Monnet Chair. The seminar has two parts. In the first, a PhD student presents a thesis chapter or a draft paper aimed at an international conference or scientific journal. In the second part, a seminal article related to the economic analysis of European law is discussed. 

Past Seminars:

  • The paper “The firm location race - Regulating incentive packages given to firms by local and regional governments” (jointly with Philip Hanke) has been accepted for the annual meeting of the German Economic Association (Verein fuer Socialpolitik) at Augsburg University (September 2016). 

  • The paper “Inertia and Public Bureaucracy: The Imprint of the Bureaucrat” (jointly with Shaheen Naser) has been accepted for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (Philadelphia, September 2016) and the American Sociological Association (Seattle, August 2016).

  • Intensive Seminar 2015

    This year’s subject will be “Migration”. For two main reasons, migration is highly topical. First, it is due to the concept of free exchange of people in the EU and mass migrations from the Central and Eastern Europe since 2004; and second, because of thousands of refugees from Asian and African conflict zones who currently attempt to storm the EU borders in search for better lives. In this seminar we will try to get a better understanding over migration, what generates migration and, likewise, what the effects of migration are.
  • Intensive Seminar 2014

    This year’s topic will be “Bureaucracy”. Bureaucracies affect everyone’s life. Bureaucracies are the government’s strong arm and we would expect that the power of bureaucracies is limited to their legitimate extent. This holds true even more for the EU. However, in reality bureaucracies live their own life and prosper on the account of tax payers’ money. In this seminar we will try to get a better understanding of what bureaucracies are, why controlling them is often not easy and how they work internally.