Jean Monnet Chair



Theories and History of European Economic Governance: Quo Vadis Europa?

Jean Monnet Chairs are awarded as the highest recognition of a prestigious profile in research, teaching and dissemination activities on the European Union. In 2018, only 47 chairs were awarded in the whole world, from Canada to Macao, from Japan to New Zealand. One of them was awarded to the University of Roma Tre, Department of Political Sciences, Prof. Fabio Masini.

The three years (2018-2021) activities of the Chair are meant to enhance the awareness of students, civil society organizations, local authorities and governmental policy-makers concerning the relevance, opportunities and critical elements of the European Economic Governance, from its historical roots to the current debates. They are based on both formal and non-formal education, academic seminars, dissemination initiatives.

For any query concerning the activities of the Chair, please contact the Chair holder:

“A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. I do not know which makes a man more conservative – to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past” 
(J.M. Keynes, “The End of Laissez-Faire”, in CWJMK, Vol. 11, Essays in Persuasion, London, MacMillan, 1972: 277)



LECTURES: Theories and History of European Economic Governance (since October 1, 2019)

54 hours on the relationship among facts, theories, and policies in the history of European integration, from its intellectual foundations until today (and future perspectives).



  1. The forerunners of European integration and the international context
  2. Bretton Woods and the Marshall Plan
  3. The first collective goods: The European Coal and Steel Community
  4. The failure of the European Defence Community and the endeavour towards the Common Market
  5. The Mundell-Fleming context in European integration
  6. The end of Bretton Woods, the first oil shock, the new classical macroeconomics and the push towards monetary integration in the Seventies
  7. Monetarists vs economists: the French-German intellectual divide
  8. The inconsistent quartet and the steps towards the euro
  9. “It can’t happen, it’s a bad idea, it won’t last”: US economists and the euro
  10. Credibility and governance: the dilemma of the newly born ECB
  11. Preparing the crisis: 11 Sept. 2001 and the oil shock
  12. From the US financial crisis to the Euro sovereign debt crisis
  13. The roadmap of the four/five presidents and the major challenges ahead
  14. Reforming European economic governance: debates and proposals


SEMINAR: European Economic Governance (each Tuesday since October 15, 2019, Room 2C)


  1. Heijman W.J.M. 2006. The Need for a European Fiscal Policy, Intereconomics, March-April: 100-103. Heijman 2006 The Need for a European Fiscal Policy
  2. Delpla J., von Weizsaecker J. 2010. The Blue Bond Proposal, Bruegel Policy Brief, 3. Delpla – Weizsaecker 2010 The Blue Bond Proposal
  3. De Grauwe P. 2011. The Governance of a Fragile eurozone, CEPS Working Document, 346. De Grauwe 2011 The Governance of a Fragile Eurozone
  4. Feldstein M.S. 2011. The Euro and European Economic Conditions, NBER Working Papers, 17617. Feldstein 2011 Euro and European Economic Conditions
  5. Begg I., 2011. Prevent or Cure? Dilemmas Facing Economic Governance, in Begg et al. 2011. European Economic Governance. Impulses for Crises Prevention and New Institutions, Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung,13-38. GP_European_Economic_Governance
  6. Belke A. 2011. Euro Area Crisis Management: Consequences for Convergence and Institutional Follow-Up, in Begg et al. 2011. European Economic Governance. Impulses for Crises Prevention and New Institutions, Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung,61-92. GP_European_Economic_Governance
  7. Van Rumpuy H., Barroso J.M., Juncker J.C., Draghi M. 2012. Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union. Van Rumpuy – Barroso – Juncker – Draghi 2012 Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union
  8. Pickford S., Steinberg F., Otero-Iglesias M. 2014. How to Fix the Euro:  Strengthening Economic Governance in Europe, Chatam House, Elcano, AREL. Pickford-Steinberg-Iglesias 2014 How to Fix the Euro Strengthening Economic Governance in Europe
  9. Juncker J.C, Tusk D., Dijsselbloem J, Draghi M., Schulz M. 2015. Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union. Juncker et al 2015 Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union
  10. Pisani-Ferri J. 2015. Rebalancing the governance of the euro-area, France Stratégie, 2. Pisani-Ferri 2015 Rebalancing the governance of the euro area
  11. Masini F. 2016. Towards a Federal Structure of Economic Governance in the Eurozone, STALS, 1. Masini 2016 Towards a Federal Structure of Economic Governance in the Eurozone
  12. European Commission 2017. Reflection Paper on the Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union, May 31. European Commission 2017.05 Deepening Economic and Monetary Union
  13. Schäuble W. 2017. Non-paper for paving the way towards a Stability Union. Schauble 2017 Non Paper
  14. European Commission 2017. Further Steps Towards Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union: a Roadmap, Dec. 06. European Commission 2017.12 Completing Economic and Monetary Union
  15. European Commission 2017. Proposal for a Council Regulation on the establishment of the European Monetary Fund, Dec. 06. European Commission 2017.12 Proposal European Monetary Fund
  16. European Commission 2017. Proposal for a Council Regulation on the establishment of the European Monetary Fund. Statute, Dec. 06. European Commission 2017.12 European Monetary Fund Statute
  17. Bénassy-Quéré A., Brunnermeier M., Enderlein H., Farhi E., Fratzscher M., Fuest C., Gourinchas P.O., Martin P., Pisani-Ferry J., Rey H., Schnabel I., Véron N., Weder di Mauro B., Zettelmeyer J. 2018. Reconciling risk sharing with market discipline: A constructive approach to euro area reform, CEPR Policy Insight, 91. CEPR 2018 Reconcyling Risk Sharing wth Market Discipline
  18. Meseberg Declaration 2018. Renewing Europe’s promises of security and prosperity. Meseberg Declaration 2018 Renewing Europe’s promises
  19. Messori M., Micossi S. 2018. Counterproductive Proposals on Euro Area Reforms by French-German Economists, CEPS Policy Insights, 04(Febr.). Messori – MIcossi 2018 Counterproductive Proposals on Euro Area Reform
  20. Arahuetes Garcia A., Gomez Bengoechea G. 2018. Debt Mutualization, inflation and populism in the Eurozone, ARI, 45, April 5. Arahuetes Garcia – Gomez Bengoechea 2018 Debt mutualisation inflation populism Eurozone
  21. Dosi G., Minenna M., Roventini A., Violi R. 2018. Making the Eurozone work. A risk-sharing reform of the European Stability Mechanism, preliminary draft, Dosi et al 2018 Making the Eurozone work
  22. Fabbrini F. 2019. A Fiscal Capacity for the Eurozone. Constitutional Perspectives, AFCO European Parliament. Fabbrini 2019 Fiscal Capacity Eurozone Constitutional Perspective

Per la verbalizzazione dei crediti, leggere per cortesia la pagina “comunicazioni”.


SEMINAR: EU Project Management

Why this seminar (data referred to Funds available for the period 2014-2020):

The seminar will take place in Italian on Thursdays 7-14-21-28 March and 4-11 April, from 14.15 to 17.15, Room 3B.

  • 07.03 La programmazione economica e i fondi europei
  • 14.03 Dove sta andando il MFF: quali priorità 
  • 21.03 Project Life Cycle Management, progettazione di azioni complesse e work-packages
  • 28.03 Le azioni ed i progetti Jean Monnet
  • 04.04 I progetti sull’agenda digitale: problemi e networks
  • 11.04 Progettare in prima persona


JMC EUPrMan Seminar 2019 Masini

JMC EU Project Management

Per la verbalizzazione dei crediti, leggere per cortesia la pagina “comunicazioni”.


WORKSHOP: Quo Vadis Europa?

The Workshop “Economic Governance and Social Policies: a European Perspective” is scheduled on June 6, 2019 at the Department of Political Sciences, Room B, with the following programme: JMC 2019 International Workshop – Locandina

A moment of the discussion:

Contributions to the workshop are forthcoming on this page.



  • Aprilia (LT), November 27, 2018, Public debate on The Reform of the Euro Governance.
  • Rome, November 28 2018: Public debate on Supranational Political Economy, with Guido Montani, Daniele Archibugi, Roberto Ciccone, and Alessandro Roncaglia.
  • Bruxelles, November 29 2018: Kick-off Meeting of the Jean Monnet Activities 
  • International Workshop: “Economic and Political Constitutionalism in the European Order”: London, December 6, 2018; with Mark Dawson, Michelle Everson, Oliver Gerstenberg, Josef Hien, Charles Sabel, Uta Steiger, Claudia Sternberg, Albert Weale.

  • Rome, National Gallery of Modern Art, December 12 2018: public debate on Reforming the Euro, with Antonia Carparelli, Marco Piantini, Francesco Tufarelli, Cristiano Zagari and many others.

  • Pisa, Camera di Commercio, December 15 2018: public debate on Reforming the Euro, with Roberto Sommella and Michele Gerace.
  • Utrecht International Conference: “The Affective Glue of European Integration”, 8-9 April 2019; presented a paper on “The (Fading) Power of Imagination in European Integration: Federalism and the United States of Europe“;
  • XVI International AISPE Conference, Bologna, 12-13 April 2019; presented a paper on “A lost chance to tackle inequality: the failure of the Delors’ White Paper“;
  • International Conference, EUI, Florence, 2 May 2019: “30 Years of the Jean Monnet Activities: How should education approach the European project in a rapidly changing world?”;
  • La moneta unica e il futuro dell’integrazione europea, Pisa, 20 May 2019, con Pompeo Della Posta, Vladimiro Giacchè e Andrea Roventini (Link);

  • International conference, ESHET, Lille (F), 22-25 June 2019: presenting a paper on “Francois Perroux and Monetary Integration in Europe” (in the picture the intervention of the Director General for research at the ECB, Frank Smets);


Press review:

Latina Oggi, 28.11.2018

Il Sole 24 Ore, 18.12.2018 [con Roberto Castaldi]: Sole 24 Ore 2018.12.18

Il Sole 24 Ore, 07.03.2019: Macron e il ‘Rinascimento Europeo’. Azzardo e rischio boomerang, Link

Tele Granducato, EU News,

  • 12 febbraio 2019: il mio intervento sulla fine del QE della Bce e le ricadute sulle finanze pubbliche
  • 19 febbraio 2019: una riflessione sulla dimensione economica dell’integrazione europea
  • 26 febbraio 2019: sugli effetti di una carbon tax ed una TTF; e sull’ipotesi di un’uscita dall’euro
  • 5 marzo 2019: la politica economica in Europa; e sul bilancio costi/benefici dell’appartenza alla UE
  • 12 marzo 2019: le sfide oggi sui tavoli europei e l’Europa come (potenziale) grande forza mondiale
  • 19 marzo 2019: il ruolo dei temi economici nelle prossime elezionie euroepee
  • 26 marzo 2019: i dossier economici e sociali nella prosssima legislatura

Intervista (a cura di Giovanni Vetritto): “Non è l’economia, stupido!”, Stati Uniti d’Europa, 30, 25 Febbraio 2019: 24-33.

Intervista in diretta su Radio Vaticana (dal minuto 32’40”), 27 maggio 2019:

Tele Granducato, Diretta Elezioni 2019, con Antonello Riccelli e Luca Collodi, 27 Maggio 2019.

Intervista in diretta su Radio Vaticana, 28 maggio 2019 (dal minuto 9’30”):

Masini’s Blog: