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Caroline Metz

Title of thesis

Why is the European Union reviving asset-securitisation? A political economy of market-based banking and the Capital Markets Union.

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Summary

My research seeks to analyse the processes through which the financial technique called securitisation came from being perceived as a cause of the financial crisis, to being advocated by European institutions as a solution to the on-going recession, and a tool to finance the ‘real economy’. More broadly, this research investigates how the political economy of securitisation is linked to structural changes in European banking and finance and to political changes such as the call for a Capital Markets Union.

Research interests

International political economy, finance, banking, international economics, economic sociology, social studies of finance, financialisation, capital markets, European studies.

Publications

  • 2014. “Repenser l'économie et son enseignement : un thème qui fédère les étudiants européens ”, L'Economie politique, n°064, October, pp.48-55.
  • 2014. “Quand les étudiants européens s'en mêlent”,Alternatives Economiques n° 341,  December. 

Conference papers

2014. “The European Stability Mechanism: paradigmatic persistence through European responses to the debt crisis”, paper presented at the Theseus PhD workshop, “the EU after the crisis”, 16-17 October, Centre d’études européennes (CEE), Sciences Po Paris.

Research assistance experience

2014-2015. Academic observer for the European Capital Markets Expert Group (Centre for European Policy Studies - European Capital Markets Institute, Brussels).

Teaching experience

  • 2015. Teaching Assistant for the course “Understanding the Financial Crisis: Competing Perspectives” (BMAN24091), Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. Convenor: Dr. Adam Leaver
  • 2015. Teaching Assistant for the course “Politics of Globalisation” (POLI20711), Politics Department, University of Manchester. Convenor: Dr. Greig Charnok
  • 2015. Teaching Assistant for the course “Politics of the Global Economy” (POLI10502), Politics Department, University of Manchester. Convenor: Dr. Stuart Shields.
  • 2014. Teaching Assistant for the course “Politics of Globalisation” (POLI20711), Politics Department, University of Manchester. Convenor: Dr. Greig Charnok. (2014 star performer course for Politics Undergraduate Studies)

Scholarships

  • 2016: Norman Chester Fund 2015-2017: Politics Studentship, School of Politics, the University of Manchester
  • 2014-2017: ESRC North-West Doctoral Training Centre scholarship.

Contact details

Email: caroline.metz@manchester.ac.uk