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Schure, Paul

Schure, Paul


Paul Schure, born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1971. Ph.D. from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria.

Theme Group Fellow (1 September 2014 – 31 January 2015)

Decision-Making since Lisbon: Small, Medium-sized and Large Member States and Crisis Management

Research Question

How can we understand legislative bargaining in the European Union since the changes of the Lisbon Treaty came into effect?

Project Description

This project analyses, theorizes and conceptualizes decision-making in the European Union (EU), addressing changes in the dynamics of EU decision-making since the Lisbon Treaty. It analyses legislative bargaining in the European Union. This project builds on an earlier model (Schure and Verdun 2008) and seeks to test it in particular by examining the policy choices of ‘large’, ‘medium-sized’ and ‘small’ member states based on their voting power in the Council. For this project I will develop further and test the model developed in Schure and Verdun (2008) that builds on insights from Schure et al. (2007). I will analyse governance of the euro area crisis (e.g. the creation of the banking union) and examine the stance of national and EU level officials on EU decision-making.

Selected Publications

1A) Schure, Paul, Francesco Passarelli, and David Scoones (2007). When the Powerful Drag their Feet, Department of Economics Discussion Paper 07-03, University of Victoria.

1B) Schure, Paul and Amy Verdun (2008) Legislative Bargaining in the European Union: The Divide between Large and Small Member States, European Union Politics, 9-4, 459-486. (Lead Article)

2) Engineer, Merwan, Paul H. Schure, Mark Gillis (2013), A positive analysis of deposit insurance provision: Regulatory competition among European Union countries, Journal of Financial Stability, Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2013, Pages 530-544, ISSN 1572-3089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2013.10.001.

3) Schure, Paul, (2013). European Financial Market Integration, (Chapter 6) in Amy Verdun and Alfred Tovias (eds.) Mapping European Economic Integration, Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills, Basingstoke, pp. 151-179.

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