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.

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Dr. Prof. Andrea Noferini.  Andrea Noferini is an Italian researcher who lives and work in Barcelona since 2003. He holds a PhD in Economics from Universitá degli Studi di Firenze (2006) and a MA in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2008). Currently is faculty at CEI, International Affairs (Universitat de Barcelona) and adjunct professor at the Department of Political Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Since 2012, he is affiliated faculty at IBEI where he teaches courses on the European Union.

His research interests focus on public policies with a special emphasis on multilevel governance in the context of EU policy making. Some of his most recent researches analyze territorial cooperation (euroregions), cohesion policy, development cooperation, international relations, sustainability and the implementation the Agenda 2030. He has participated in several projects for different organizations like the United Nation Development Program, the European Commission, the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development as well as public administrations at the national, regional and local level.

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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.

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Concepció 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 about European topics. 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).