Manuela Moschella is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Scuola Normale Superiore and Associate Fellow at the Europe Programme at Chatham House. She is also an associate editor of the Routledge Studies in Globalisation Series. Her research focuses on the relationship between technocracy and politics, the role of institutions and economic ideas in economic policymaking, the politics of macroeconomic and financial regulatory choices, and the behavior of international organizations.
She is the editor (with Eleni Tsingou) of the book Great Expectations, Slow Transformations: Incremental change in post-crisis regulation (ECPR Press 2013), and author of the book author Governing Risk: The IMF and Global Financial Stability (Palgrave MacMillan 2010). In 2012, the latter has been awarded by the Italian Political Science Association as “the best book in political science” published by a member “under forty” in the period 2010-2012. Moschella is also the author of numerous per-reviewed articles published in journals like Public Administration, Government & Opposition, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, New Political Economy, Review of International Political Economy, and West European Politics.
She previously served as the Chair of the International Political Economy Section (IPE) of the International Studies Association (ISA) (2019-2020) and as member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group of International Relations. Moschella was a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (2013-2017)) and member of the committee for the Hedley Bull Prize in International Relations (2016-2018). She has been a visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins University, Copenhagen Business School, and George Washington University.
Recent publications and policy reports
- M. Moschella, L. Pinto and N. Martocchia (2020) “Let’s speak more? How the ECB adapts its legitimation strategies to public contestation”, Journal of European Public Policy, 27 (3), 400-18.
- M. Moschella and N. Martocchia (2020) “Does politics drive conflict in central banks’ committees? Lifting the veil on the European Central Bank consensus” European Union Politics, 21(2), 183–203.
- M. Breen, D. Hodson and M. Moschella (2020) "When International Institutions Pull States in Different Directions: A Sentiment Analysis of Regime Complexity in EU-IMF Surveillance”, Journal of Common Market Studies, 58 (2), 419-437.
- M.Moschella, “What role for the European Semester in the recovery plan?”, In-Depth Analysis commissioned by the European Parliament IPOL_IDA(2020)651377.
- McPhilemy, S. and Moschella, M. (2019), “Central banks under stress: ‘Reputation, accountability and regulatory coherence”, Public Administration; 97: 489-498.
Research interests and PhD supervision
Moschella’s research addresses questions related to the institutional design of economic and financial governance, both at the national and the international level. She is also interested in the relationship between politics and technocracy and have been studying this relationship in international and European bodies like the IMF and the ECB and domestic institutions like central banks.
Current research interests include central banks’ relationship with political and societal actors, financial regulation and regulatory agencies, and international economic cooperation.
Manuela Moschella is open to supervising empirically-oriented research in areas related to:
- International and Comparative Political Economy
- European economic and monetary governance
- International organizations
- Palma Polyak
- Giorgia Concetti
- Max Nagel
- Derin Atiskan
- Nikolas Vieria
- Francesco Gatti