Bocconi Lab in European Studies seeks to foster cross-disciplinary research and promote informed debate in European Studies so as to reach a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by the European Union in years to come. The Lab was funded by a donation from the Invernizzi Foundation.
Who We Are
The DSG stream investigates the inextricable link between Democracy, Solidarity and Governance within the European Union context both at the macro and the micro level.
The EW stream looks at the changes occurring, also in the light of recent events, at the role of the European Union in the world.
The Transparency and Accountability stream focuses on oversight both in relation to private and public sectors, with a particular focus on the stability and efficiency of EU financial markets, the protection of investors and the safeguarding of stakeholders’ interests.
The EMI stream investigates two key aspects of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU): the single market and the common currency. In particular, it studies how the balance between the gains and the pains from European integration depends on the design of coordinated, coherent policy approaches, or the lack thereof, in both the real and the monetary domains.
The Digital and Sustainable Europe stream investigates the digital revolution and its important implications in terms of industrial dynamics and companies’ strategies, as well as in terms of enabling sustainability.
The banking and financial integration stream investigates the integration process in financial markets, banks and other financial institutions in Europe. Promoting financial integration within and across countries is a desirable task as in a truly integrated financial system funds flow smoothly from lenders to borrowers and from an economy to another, this supporting economic growth. Yet, it is a challenging task, with potentially severe unintended consequences.
Institutional investors may lack the resources and incentives necessary to complete the stewardship tasks the European Union assigns to them, while ESG indexes and ratings are short on transparency and consistency, according to research by Balp and Strampelli