Professor David Coen
Room: 4.06, 36-38 Gordon Square
Tel: 0207 679 4967
I am a Professor of Public Policy and Pro Vice Provost Global Engagement. Previously, I was Head of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Global Governance Institute. Prior to joining UCL, I held appointments at the London Business School and Max Planck Institute in Cologne, and I wrote my PhD at the European University Institute, Florence.
I have held visiting appointments as a Schuman Distinguished Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies (European University Institute), the Fernand Braudel Professorial Fellowship at the Political Science Department EUI, the Fulbright Distinguished Professor Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), and Visiting Researcher at the Centre for European Studies. I have held grants from the Anglo-German Foundation, British Academy, European Union, Nuffield Foundation and Fulbright Foundation.
I have published extensively in public policy and business journals. I have also published books including Lobbying the European Union (2009), The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government (2010), Global Governance II (2017), Global Climate Governance (2020), and Business Lobbying in the European Union (2021).
My research explores business and government relations, specifically EU business lobbying strategies and the consequences for EU institutional development. This includes the formal effects of EU forum politics, the Commission and European Parliament as policy entrepreneurs, revolving doors and lobbying regulation. Developing this, another of my research themes explores business and Brexit. My study examines the voice and representation of business in the lead up to the referendum and during exit negotiations, and explores the level of uncertainty in the exit policy across a number of issues and industrial sectors. It also details how business has made representation at various UK ministries and the EU, and its voice in the media.
A third research theme – EU regulatory reform – explores the emergence of EU regulatory agencies and European Regulatory Network governance in the financial service, telecommunications and energy sectors, and also examines business regulatory shopping strategy in a multi-level regulatory regime. Finally, my fourth research theme looks at climate governance and regulation as part of a large H2020 grant on global governance. This project explores climate politics, multi-level governance and public-private governance, the role of the EU in climate politics, EU climate law, and the emergence of national independent climate agencies.
- Bal, C., Coen, D., Kreienkamp, J., Paramitaningrum and Pegram, T. (2023) Explaining Transformative Change in ASEAN and EU Climate Policy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Coen, D., Katsaitis, A. and Vannoni, M. (2021) Business Lobbying in the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Coen, D., Kreienkamp, J. and Pegram, T. (2020) Global Climate Governance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Coen, D. and Pegram, T. (eds.) (2017) Global Governance II. London: Routledge.
- Coen, D. and Grant, W. (eds.) (2016) Business and Government. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Coen, D., Grant, W. and Wilson, W. (eds.) (2010) The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Coen, D. and Richardson, J. (2009) Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors, and Issues. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Coen, D. (ed.) (2008) EU Lobbying: Empirical and Theoretical Studies. London: Routledge.
- Coen, D. and Héritier, A. (2005) Refining Regulatory Regimes: Utilities in Europe. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Journal articles
- Coen, D., Katsaitis, A. and Vannoni, M. (Forthcoming 2023) ‘Regulating Government Affairs: Integrating Lobbying Research & Policy Concerns’, Regulation and Governance, Early View.
- Coen, D., Herman, K. and Pegram, T. (Forthcoming 2023) ‘Market Masquerades? Corporate Climate Initiative Effects on Firm-Level Climate’, Global Environmental Politics.
- Saz-Carranza, A., Maggetti, M., Yesilkagit, K. and Coen, D. (Forthcoming 2023) ‘Mapping and Unpacking Global Governance Bodies: A Cross Sectional and Cross Organizational Analysis’, International Studies Quarterly.
- Albareda, A., Saz-Carranza, A., Van Acoleyen, M. and Coen, D. (2023) ‘Lobbying the Executive Branch: Unpacking Access to Political Heads, Political Advisers, and Civil Servants’, Business and Politics, 25(1), pp. 1–16.
- Coen, D., Kreienkamp, J., Tokhi, A. and Pegram, T. (2022) ‘Making Global Public Policy Work: A Survey of International Organization Effectiveness’, Global Policy, 13(5), pp. 656–668.
- Kreienkamp J., Pegram, T. and Coen, D. (2022) ‘Explaining Transformative Change in the EU Climate Policy: Multilevel Problems, Policies, and Politics’, Journal of European Integration, 44(5), pp. 731–748.
- Coen, D. and Katsaitis, A. (2022) ‘Hedging Bets: British Business Lobbying in the European Union Post-Brexit’, The Political Quarterly, 93(2), pp. 227–234.
- Coen, D., Herman, K. and Pegram, T. (2022) ‘Are Corporate Climate Efforts Genuine? An Empirical Analysis of Climate “Talk-walk” Hypothesis’, Business Strategy and the Environment, 31(7), pp. 3040–3059.
- Coen, D. and Katsaitis, A. (2022) ‘Governance, Accountability and Political Legitimacy: Who Participates in European Parliament Hearings’, Journal of European Integration, 44(4), pp. 475–491.
- Coen D., Lehmann, W. and Katsaitis, A. (2021) ‘Deliberative Layering: Explaining Diverse Interest Mobilization across the European Parliament’s Policy Cycle’, Journal of Public Affairs, 21(1).
- Coen, D. and Katsaitis, A. (2021) ‘Lobbying Brexit Negotiations: Who Lobbies Michel Barnier?’, Politics and Governance, 9(1).
- Coen, D. and Vannoni, M. (2020) ‘Where are the Revolving Doors in Brussels? Sector Switching and Career Progression in Companies’ EU Business-Government Affairs’, American Review of Public Administration, 50(1), pp. 3–17.
- Coen, D. and Vannoni, M. (2020) ‘The Strategic Management of Government Affairs in Brussels’, Business and Society, 59(4), pp. 612–641.
- Coen, D., Guidi, M., Héritier, A. and Yordanova, N. (2020) ‘The Logic of Regulatory Venue Shopping: A Firm’s Perspective’, Public Policy and Administration, 36(3).
- Coen, D. and Katsaitis, A. (2020) ‘Deliberative Layering or Biased Access? Framing MEPs Interactions with Interest Groups across the Policy Cycle’, Journal of Public Administration.
- Coen, D. and Salter, J. P. (2020) ‘Multi-Level Regulatory Governance: Establishing Bank-Regulator Relationships at the European Banking Authority’, Business and Politics, 22(1), pp. 113–134.
- Coen, D. and Katsaitis, A. (2019) ‘Legislative Efficiency and Political Inclusiveness: The Effect of Procedures on Interest Group Mobilization in the European Parliament’, Journal of Legislative Studies, 25(2), pp. 278–294.
- Coen, D. and Pegram, T. (2018) ‘Towards a Third Generation of Global Governance Scholarship’, Global Policy, 9(1), pp. 107–113.
- Coen, D. and Vannoni, M. (2016) ‘Sliding Doors in Brussels: A Career Path Analysis of EU Affairs Managers’, European Journal Political Research, 55(4), pp. 811–826.
- Coen, D. and Pegram, T. (2015) ‘Wanted: A Third Generation of Global Governance Research’, Governance, 28(4), pp. 417–420.
- Coen, D. and Katsaitis, A. (2013) ‘Chameleon Pluralism in the EU: An Empirical Study of the European Commission Interest Group Density and Diversity across Policy Domains’, Journal of European Public Policy, 20(8), pp. 1104–1119.
- Coen, D. and Robert, A. (2012) ‘A New Age of Uncertainty’, Governance, 25(1), pp. 5–9.
- Book chapters
- Coen, D. and Tarrant, A. (2022) ‘Independent Regulators in Europe’, in M. Maggetti, F. Di Mascio and A. Natalini (eds.) Handbook of Regulatory Authorities. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Coen, D. and Provost, C. (2020). ‘Revolving Doors’, in P. Harris, A. Bitonti, C. Fleisher and A. Skorkjær Binderkrantz (eds.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
I teach modules on ‘Theories and Actors of the Policy Process’ and ‘Business and Government’.
I am interested in supervising PhD students exploring business and government, lobbying, revolving doors, politics of regulation and regulatory design, business climate politics, and corporate social responsibility.