Call for Papers “The Political Role of the European Central Bank in European Union Governance”

Uni DuisburgConference at University of Duisburg‐Essen (Germany), 5‐6 April, 2017

Conference conveners Michael Kaeding and Sebastian Heidebrecht cordially invite you to submit proposal abstracts focusing on aspects related to “The Political Role of the European Central Bank in European Union Governance”. Selected papers will be published in a conference transcript (edited volume). Additionally, a selection of papers will be considered for a special issue in one of the leading EU journals.

Aim of the conference

Beyond core functions of central banking, the European Central Bank (ECB) plays an increasing role in the emerging new European economic governance framework and in creating and maintaining the European financial infrastructure. Further, the central bank’s relations with European and international institutions and EU member states change and are expanding. Also, in the years since the financial crisis the social and institutional embeddedness of the central bank, as well as the legal architecture and more generally the consequences of the institutional heterogeneity of the monetary union have changed significantly.
The conference aims at analyzing those and related recent developments by bringing together insights from different disciplines, such as political science, economics, law, history and sociology.

It aims at:

  • Examining the political role of the ECB in the European Union governance framework;
  • Developing the outlines of an innovative research agenda; stimulating contacts by bringing together junior and senior international and interdisciplinary researchers working on the ECB, the European Monetary Union, as well as practitioners, politicians and the civil society;
  • Exploring the possibilities for closer cooperation in projects on practical aspects of the European integration process.

Deadline for submission of paper proposals: October 31, 2016

Click here to download the call for papers.