- Cleo Davies
- Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- International Organisations, European studies, The politics of financial market supervision and regulation, International Political Economy
Understanding organizational action in the European Commission: The European Union's supervisory response to the financial crisis
My research is an analysis of the decision-making process that led to the creation of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) of financial activities after the 2007 financial crisis in the European Union. I adopt an institutional approach with the goal of exploring the use of symbolic mechanisms in the decision-making process for legitimation purposes.
2 year Master’s Degree in European and International Studies, Institute for European Studies, University Paris Vincennes - Paris 8, First class honors
Degree in History, University Denis Diderot Paris 7 and Humboldt University in Berlin, 2:1
- Dissertation: The debate in the Bundestag on rebuilding the Berliner Stadtschloss and the dismantling of the Palast der Republik
2016-2018; Politics and International Relations Career Development PhD Scholarship
2018 UACES funding for the research trip to the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) at the EUI
Research Assistant, What Works Scotland, University of Edinburgh (July -December 2016)
Research Assistant for Dr. Carmen Gebhard, University of Edinburgh (June 2016)
2017 (spring): The Political economy of Cap and Trade: the Example of the EU ETS, undergraduate courses, Science and Society 1B: Nature & Environment, UoE
2017 (fall): Globalisation, the State and the Austerity versus Stimulus Debate, Honours Course, International Political Economy, UoE
2016, 2017 (spring): tutor and senior tutor, undergraduate courses, Science and Society 1B: Nature & Environment, UoE STS department.
2016, 2017 (fall): tutor and senior tutor, undergraduate course, Politics in a Changing World: Introduction for non-specialists, UoE, Politics and IR Department.
2017 (fall): tutor, honours course, International Political Economy, UoE, Politics and IR Department.
Publications & Conference Papers
""Never Waste a Good Crisis": Anatomy of Commission decision-making in the Reforms for Financial Market Supervision in 2008-2009", ECPR annual Conference 2017, Univeristy of Oslo, 6-9 September 2017
“Mathematical Finance in European Reforms on Ethics in the Financial Sector”, UACES 46th Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London, 5-7 September 2016
“From Regulation to Supervision: The Role of the EU in Financial Market Integration from 1999 to 2009", Doctoral Forum, New Public Sector Seminar 2016, University of Edinburgh Business School, 3 November 2016
Seminar paper-based presentation:
"The London Olympic Village: A case study in strategic misrepresentation and political risk management”, the New Thinking Group (NTG), Edinburgh Business School, 21 February 2017
“The UK-EU Relationship on financial regulation and supervision: highlighting the interaction of two political projects”, the Political History Research Group annual conference, 20 April 2017
Relevant work Experience
Before starting a PhD at Edinburgh University, I worked in Politics and policy making at European level for five and a half years, first as a political advisor in a European political group and then as a policy officer representing local and regional authorities at European level.
Member of the Europa Institute, University of Edinburgh
Member of SKAPE, the Center for science, knowledge and policy, University of Edinburgh
Member of UACES, The academic association for contemporary European Studies
Member of board of the think tank EuroCité: publications include a paper on the policy renewal processes in the Party of European Socialists and the French Socialist Party, the leadership election in the Labour Party in 2015 and the position of Scotland in relation to the EU referendum