Professor Iain Begg

Iain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at LSE’s European Institute, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and will shortly complete a two-year senior fellowship on the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. His main expertise is in the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance. He has directed and participated in numerous research projects on different facets of EU policy, covering the governance of economic and monetary union in Europe, the EU’s ‘Europe 2020’ strategy and future employment prospects in the EU, and reform of the EU cohesion policy. Iain has served as a specialist adviser to the House of Lords European Communities Committee for an inquiry into European economic and monetary union and has undertaken a number of other advisory roles.

Areas of Expertise: Britain & the EU, EMU, EU budget, EU economy, European employment strategy, European social policy

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China Global Television (CGTN), March 10, 2018: Iain Begg interviewed on the impacts of new US tariffs on Steel.

Pravda, February 23, 2018: Iain Begg quoted on the tensions between net contributors and net recipients of the EU after the UK cease to contribute with the Union.

Sputnik News, February 5, 2018: Iain Begg interviewed on the details of the Brexit negotiations.

Financial Times, January 24, 2017: Iain Begg was referenced in an article about how Brexit may amplify frictions between east and west EU members.

Radio Sputnik, January 23, 2017: Iain Begg commented on Emmanuel Macron´s views on the deal between the UK and the EU after Brexit.

Prospect Magazine, January 17, 2018: Iain Begg analysed the impacts of Brexit in the future EU budget.

BBC, January 15, 2018: Iain Begg commented on the impact assessment of Brexit published by the Scottish government in Radio Scotland (starts at 02:08:00).

Prospect Magazine, December 21, 2017: Iain Begg analysed the trade perspectives after Brexit.

Bild, December 19, 2017: Iain Begg quoted on the consequences of Brexit.

France Culture, December 16, 2017: Iain Begg and Pascal Lamy interviewed by Dahrendorf´s Committee member Christine Ockrent on the Brexit negotiations.

Arab News, December 5, 2017: Iain Begg quoted on the Brexit negotiations.

Bild, November 9, 2017: Iain Begg quoted on how Brexit is impacting business in the UK.