Dr. Prof. Yannis Karagiannis. He is an associate professor at IBEI, where he teaches Advanced Research Methods (first and second semester), Game Theory (second semester) and International Political Economy (first semester). He holds a BA in international relations from Science Po Paris (cum laude), an MA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the European University Institute of Florence (Best Inter-Disciplinary Thesis Award, 2006-2008).
His research focuses on European Union politics (history and institutions of European integration), political economy (the theory of incentives/conditionality; and the politics of antitrust policies), and nationalism (intellectuals and nationalism). He often contributes to current-affairs debates, including in newspapers, radio stations and TV stations.
Dr. Prof. Andrea Noferini. He is a senior researcher and adjunct professor both at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He holds a PhD in Politics and Economics of Developing Countries from Universitá degli Studi di Firenze and a MA in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. His research areas converge in the study of public policies and institutional reforms in Europe and Latin America. To date, the majority of his published research deal with European integration, decentralization and the impact of EU on member-states and Enlargement countries. His studies deal with mechanisms for participation of regional and local administrations in EU policy-making, the evaluation of public policies, territorial cooperation, cohesion policy, institutional and administrative capacity building and decentralized cooperation.
Beyond his current status as academic secretary of the Institute of Social and Political Science (ICPS Barcelona) and member of the International and Spanish Associations of Political Science, he teaches in different master programs as expert in multilevel governance and European integration. He has participated in several projects and studies financed by national ministries as well as European and international institutions.
Dr. Prof. Aida Torres Pérez. She is is Professor of Constitutional Law, Deputy Director of the Law Department, and Coordinator of the PhD Program in Law at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). She holds and LL.M (2002) and a JSD (2006) from the Yale Law School. She has been a visiting scholar at the European University Institute (Florence 2009), the University of Trento (2011), the University of Maastricht (2012), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg 2013, 2015), and the The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts, iCourts (Copenhagen 2014).
Her research lines deal with Europeanconstitutionalism, judicial dialogue, the interpretation and protection of fundamental rights in Europe, EU citizenship and judicial independence.
Dr. Visnja Vukov (Assistant Professor UPF). She is an assistant professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute in Florence and a Master of Science in Sociology of the University of Oxford.
Her research deals with the political economy of European integration; globalization and state transformations, and the political economy of development. Her most recent projects explore the different modes of governing economic integration in the European Union and their effects on state capacities and developmental pathways of peripheral countries in the EU.
Conxi Muñoz (European Documentation Center, Autonomous University of Barcelona). She has been an academic librarian since 1998, and since 2002 she has been the responsible information expert of the UAB European Documentation Center. She is highly specialized in individual consulting, the design of online informaive and interactive content as well as dissemination activities relative to the European Union and its policies. At the same time, she gives conferences and participates in publications relative to European documentation. She has worked as ad-hoc consultant inside the AL-INVEST EU programme and is also academic coordinator of the MOOC Online Course "European Union: History, Institutions and Policies" (in Spanish).