Public Opinion Towards the Euro and the EU After a Tumultuous Decade
The recent crises of the European Union (EU) have exposed the continued vulnerabilities of the Eurozone. Despite the pronounced demand for institutional reforms, political supply has remained meager at best for a long time. During the Euro crisis, fiscal capacity building through the European Stability Mechanism or Outright Monetary Transaction (OMT) program of the European Central Bank was highly contested, and invariably late. The Covid-19 pandemic changed Europe’s momentum, as member states agreed to the creation of a pandemic recovery fund. As the pandemic also initiated a discussion of broader reforms, today, many proposals exist that either suggest the further integration of core state powers through the sharing of key resources of sovereign government or institutional changes to the design of the Eurozone and/or the EU. Yet, we know little about what voters think about the integration of core state powers or institutional reforms. This information is hard to get from existing surveys such as the Eurobarometer or the European Election Study because they do not contain specific questions about these issues. In my research, I use novel surveys and survey experiments to find out what voters want and what explains their preferences.
- “Till austerity do us part? A survey experiment on support for the Euro in Italy” (with Lucio Baccaro and Erik Neimanns). European Union Politics 22(3):401-423, 2021.
Pre-print version / online appendix / replication material
- “Juncker’s curse? Identity, interest and public support for the integration of core state powers”, (with Philipp Genschel and Markus Jachtenfuchs). Journal of Common Market Studies 58(1):56-75, 2020.
Pre-print version / online appendix
- “Strategic interdependence and preferences for debt mutualization in the eurozone” (with Lucio Baccaro and Erik Neimanns, under review)
- “In this together? Support for European fiscal integration in the COVID-19 crisis” (with Theresa Kuhn, Maurits Meijers, and Francesco Nicoli, under review)
- “Manufacturing support for international cooperation: How parties can affect fiscal integration preferences” (with Maurits Meijers, Theresa Kuhn, and Francesco Nicoli)
- “Better-off vs. left-behind? Patterns of support for the euro in Italy and Germany” (with Lucio Baccaro and Erik Neimanns)