Charlotte Rommerskirchen is a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research and teaching focus on the politics of sovereign debt, as well as the global political economy more broadly.
She was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Konstanz, Germany, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, USA, and a POLSIS Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. Charlotte is an alumna of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and has won the UK Political Science Association’s Lord Bryce Prize for best dissertation in International Relations/Comparative Studies. From 2013 to 2018 she was part of an ERC-funded research project with Donald MacKenzie on Evaluation Practices in Financial Markets, focusing on the European Debt Crisis and Government Bond Markets.
MSc European Union Politics and Law (University of Edinburgh)
BA European Studies (University of Passau, Germany)
Academic papers: peer review journal articles
‘Why hasn't high-frequency trading swept the board? Shares, sovereign bonds and the politics of market structure’, with Donald MacKenzie, Iain Hardie and Arjen van der Heide. Review of International Political Economy, https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2020.1743340
'Bringing Balance to the Force? A Comparative Analysis of Institutionalisation Processes in the G20’s Mutual Assessment Process and the EU’s Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure', with Holly Snaith, New Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2018.
‘Inflation aversion in the EU: The myth of German Stability Culture’, with David Howarth, Socio-Economic Review, Vol 15, No.2, 2017.
’Known unknowns: Fiscal rules, fiscal policy and financial markets’, European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 54, No.4, 2015.
‘Debt and punishment: Market discipline in the Eurozone’, New Political Economy, Vol. 20, No.5, 2015.
’An empirical investigation into the Europeanisation of fiscal policy’, with Philippe LeMay-Boucher, Comparative European Politics, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2015.
‘Out of left field? Explaining the variable electoral success of European radical left parties’, with Luke March, Party Politics, Vol.21, No.1, 2015.
’A Panacea for all times? The German Stability Culture as strategic political resource’, with David Howarth, West European Politics, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2013.
’Keeping the agents leashed: The EU’s external economic governance in the G20’, Journal of European Integration, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2013.
Book chapters and other
'All together now? The EU and fiscal multilateralism', in The European Union and Multilateralism in the 21st Century, C. Bouchard, J. Peterson, and N. Tocci (eds) (London: Routledge), 2013.
'Explaining electoral success and failure' with Luke March, in Radical left parties in Europe, ch. 9 (London: Routledge), 2011.
'Fiscal Multilateralism in Times of the Great Recession', Mercury E-Paper, No. 15, 2011.
During term, my office hours are from 9.30 to 11.30 on Wednesday. Please book a slot.
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MacKenzie D, Hardie I, Rommerskirchen C, Van der Heide A. Why hasn’t high-frequency trading swept the board? Shares, sovereign bonds and the politics of market structure. Review of International Political Economy. 2020 Mar 30;N/A:1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2020.1743340
Rommerskirchen C, Snaith H. Bringing balance to the force? A comparative analysis of institutionalisation processes in the G20’s Mutual Assessment Process and the EU’s Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure. New Political Economy. 2018 Jul 4;23(4):391-406. https://doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2017.1371121
Rommerskirchen C. Research note: Fiscal rules, fiscal outcomes and financial market behaviour. European Journal of Political Research. 2015 Oct 25;54(4):836-847. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12112