Professor David Coen
Head of Department, Professor of Public Policy
David Coen is Professor of Public Policy, Head of the Department of Political Science, and Director of the School of Public Policy at University College London.
Prior to joining UCL he
held appointments at the London Business School and Max Planck Institute in
Cologne. His PhD on business lobbying in the EU was awarded a distinction at
the European University Institute in Florence. In 2008/09 he held Fulbright
Distinguished Scholarship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
University and in the past he has held visiting fellowships at the Centre for
European Studies Harvard, Boston University, Nuffield College Oxford
University, and Max Planck Institute, Bonn.
He is currently a member of the board of European Centre for Public Affairs and a member of the editorial boards of Business Strategy Review, Journal of Business and Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Cambridge University Book Series on Business and Policy. In the past he has been chair of the International Political Studies Association (IPSA) Research Committee on Business and Government, Chair of the London Public Policy Group, and chair of the Public Policy and Development Research Committee of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). He has held grants from Anglo-German Foundation, British Academy, European Union, UCL Research Challanges, and Fulbright Foundation.
His office hours are on Mondays, 2-4pm.
research is firmly embedded in the development of models and processes of EU
Public Policy. More specifically the research models and maps EU
Business-Government Relations. This research assesses how far firms have
developed distinct Brussels
lobbying strategies and the consequences for domestic business-government
systems and EU institutional development. The project considers how and why
firms allocate political resources to different political channels in the EU
policy cycle. From the perspective of EU institutions the research assessing
how the nature of policy dictates different informational demands and therefore
different interest group relationships. He prepared and presented a policy
report on Lobbying the European Union
to officials at the European Parliament and European Commission as part of a
consultation on transparency and interest group representation in the EU and
has talked at Brussels events on lobbying organised by the European Voice.
The second research theme on EU Regulatory reform studies the emergence of European regulatory agencies in the Energy, Telecommunications and Securities sectors. Specifically the study explores how and why the European Commission, national governments and independent regulatory agencies have driven the creation of networks at the expence of European Regulators, their institutional character and their implications for regulatory governance in Europe. A policy document on the Reshaping European Networks of Regulators was prepared for the European Commission’s NEWGOV network. A second regulatory project co-directed with Professor Heritier at the European University in Florence explores the role of big business in the convergence and continued differences in regulatory environments in Germany and UK. This project specifically looks at regulatory shopping by big businessin the EU multilevel regulatory environment.
PhD and Research supervision
David Coen would
be interested in supervising projects on Business-government relations, EU
public policy and institutional design, comparative and EU regulation,
implementation and political economy studies of the European single market.
His PhDs are:
- Yuki Hamada. (Completed 2007) The Japanese Business Lobby in the EU.
- Ta-Ching Shih. EU Competition Policy: The Consequence of Modernisation Reform for autonomy.
- Andrew Tarrant. Empowering national regulators and EU agencies.
- Maurice Wong: How does the regulatory regime for derivatives compare to the structure of financial governance in China?
Books and Edited Volumes
- Handbook on Business and Government. (2010), Oxford University Press.
- Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Policy, (2009), Oxford University Press.
- EU Lobbying: Theoretical and Empirical Developments, (2008) Routledge, London.
- Refining Regulatory Regimes: Utilities in Europe (2005) Coen, D. and Héritier, A., Public Policy Series, Cheltham, Edward Elgar. ISBN 1 84542 387 9
- Business and Government: Methods and Practice (2005) eds Coen D. and W. Grant. International Political Science Association book series, Berlin, Leske & Budrich. ISBN 3-8100-4047-9
- "Business-Regulatory Relations: Learning to play regulatory games in European Utility Markets". (2005) Coen D. and Thatcher T. Special issue Governance, 25:3:329-505
- Regulating the Utilities: Business and Regulator Perspectives in the UK and Germany. (2002) A. Héritier and D. Boellhoff, London, Anglo-German Foundation, ISBN 1-900834-37-5
- EU Utilities Regulatory Policy. (2001) Coen, D. and Thatcher, M. (Eds), Nova Science Publishers, NY. Special Issue of Current Politics and Economics of Europe. ISBN 1-59033-064-1
Book projects in Progress
- European Business Government Relations, Oxford University Press.
- "Redefining the European
Business Lobby" (forthcoming) Journal
of Business and Politics.
- "Reshaping European Regulatory Space: An Evolutionary Analysis" (2008) with Mark Thatcher West European Politics.
- "Network Governance and Multi-level Delegation. European Networks of regulatory Agencies" (2008) with Mark Thatcher, Journal of Public Policy
- "Lobbying activity and forum creation in the EU: Empirically exploring the nature of the policy good" with Andrea Brosheid, Journal of European Public Policy, 14:3: 333-346
- "Empirical and Theoretical Studies on EU Lobbying." (2007) Journal of European Public Policy, 14:3:xx-xx
- "Network Governance and Delegation: European Networks of Regulatory Agencies." (2007) with M. Thatcher, Regulation and Governance.
- "Lobbying Systems in the European Union: A quantitative Study." (2006) With Andreas Broscheid, MPIFG Working papers 06/3.
- "Business-Regulatory Relations: Learning to play regulatory games in European Utility Markets". (2005) Governance, 25:3:375-399
- "New Governance of Markets: Regulation by Non-Majoritarian Institutions" (2005) with M. Thatcher Governance, 25:3:329-347
- "Managing Multilevel and Multi Institutional Regulation: A comparative study of Telecommunication Regulation in German and UK. (2005) Annals of Public and Co-operative Economics 20:1:59-84.
- "Insider and outsider lobbying of the European Commission: An informational model of forum politics" (2003) with Andreas Broscheid European Union Politics Spring 4:2:165-189.
- "The evolution of regulatory relationships: Regulatory institutions and firm behaviour in privatised industries" (2003) with P. Willman, D. Currie and M. Siner Industrial and Corporate Change, 12:1:69-89
- "When size matters. Europeanisation of Large and SMEs Business-Government Relations" (2002) with Charlie Dannreuther, Politique Europeene 7:1:116-138.
- "Business Interest Representation and European Commission Fora: A Game Theoretic Investigation" (2002) with A. Broscheid, in Max Plank Institute for Study of Society, Working Paper 02/07 p1-20.
- "The Politics of Regulation: Review of The politics of Telecommunications and Regulatory Politics in the Enlarging Europe" (2002) Journal of European Public Policy, 9:1:141-145.
- "Business Lobbying Strategy in Brussels: A distinct EU big Business-Government relationship."(2001) Global Focus- Business in the Contemporary World 13.2.147-156
- "Corporate Political Strategy and Global Public Policy: a Case Study of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue" (2001) with W. Grant in European Business Journal 13:1:37-44.
- "Business Perspectives on German and British Regulation: Telecoms, Energy and Rail." (2000) with A. Héritier in Business Strategy Review 11:4:29-37. Also Translated into Italian for Problemi di Gestione, 23:6:19-27.
- "Liberalisation of Utilities and Evolving European Regulation." (2000) with Chris Doyle in Economic Outlook. 24:3:18-26
- "Introduction: Reform of Utility Regulation in the EU" (2000) with Mark Thatcher in Current Politics and Economics of Europe. 9:4:1-10.
- "Designing Economic Regulatory Institutions for European Network Industries" (2000) with Chris Doyle, in Current Politics and Economics of Europe. 9:4.83-106
- "The Impact of US Lobbying Practice on the European Business-Government relationship" (1999) in California Management Review. 41:4:27-44
- "The Evolution of the Regulatory Affairs Function" (1998) with P Willman in Business Strategy Review 9:4:31-36.
- "European Business Interest and the Nation State: Large Firm Lobbying in the European Union and Member States " (1998) in Journal of Public Policy, 18:1:75-100.
- "European Business Lobby" (1997) Business Strategy Review 8:4:17-25. Also translated into Dutch "De Europese Zakenlobby" for with editorial comment for Tijdschrift Voor Strategiesche Bedrijfscommunicatie. 1998: 4:2:40-52.
- "The Evolution of Large Firm Political Action In The European Union" (1997) in Journal of European Public Policy 4:1:91-108.
Chapters in books
- "A Political Science Perspective to Business and Government" (2010) in Handbook of Business and Government, Oxford University Press.
- “European Business Lobbying.” (2010) in Handbook of Business and Government, Oxford University Press.
- “EU lobbying: 20 Years of Change” (2009) with Jeremy Richardson in Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Policy, Oxford University Press.
- Institutionalizing and managing intermediation in the EU” (2009)with Jeremy Richardson in Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Policy, Oxford University Press.
- “Business Lobbying in the EU” (2009) in Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Policy, Oxford University Press.
- "Co-ordinating the Single Market" (2008) In Co-ordinating Europe. Eds. Guy Peters and Hussien Kassim, Sage Press.
- "Managing Business and Government" (2006) in Business and Government: Method and Practice, eds Coen D. and Grant. International Political Science Association 2000 Series, Leske & Budrich.
- "Redefining the Regulatory Space". In Refining Regulatory Regimes: Utilities in Europe (2005) Coen, D. and Héritier, A. Edward Elgar.
- "Multilevel Business-Regulator Lobbying Strategies and Implementation: A Anglo-German cases study of Telecoms and Energy." Refining Regulatory Regimes: Utilities in Europe (2005) Coen, D. and Héritier, A. Edward Elgar.
- "Business and Government Strategies in International Trade Policy: Converging styles or continued difference the case of the TABD?" (2005) with W. Grant, in Trade Politics: Actors, Institutions and Countries eds D. Kelly and W. Grant, Palgrave.
- "Environmental and Business Lobbying Alliances in Europe: Learning from Washington?" (2004) (eds) D. Levy and P. Newell, Business in International Environmental Governance: A Political Economy Approach, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
- "Differentiated Europeanisation: Large and small firms in the EU policy process." (2003) with Danreuther, C. in Kevin Featherstone and Claudio M. Radaelli "The Politics of Europeanisation" pp116-137, Oxford University Press.
- "Business Interests and Integration" (2002) in Collective Action in the European Union (eds.) Robert Bulme, Didier Chambre and Vincent Wright. Pp255-272, Science-Po Press, Paris.
- "Introduction: Reform of Utility Regulation in the EU"(2001) with Mark Thatcher in EU Utilities Regulatory Policy. p1-11. Coen, D. and Thatcher, M. (Eds), pp1-127 Nova Science Publishers, NY.
- "Designing Economic Regulatory Institutions for European Network Industries" (2001) with Chris Doyle, in EU Utilities Regulatory Policy pp79-101. Coen, D. and Thatcher, M. (Eds), pp1-127 Nova Science Publishers, NY.