Professor David Coen
Professor of Public Policy and Director of Global Governance Institute
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David Coen is Professor of Public Policy at the Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy and founding Director of the Global Governance Institute at University College London. Previously he was Head of Department of Political Science at UCL from 2010 to 2018.
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. He has held distinguished visiting fellowships at the Schuman Centre for Advance Studies at the European University Institute (2019), the Fernand Braudel Professorial Fellowship at the Political Science Department EUI (2015), and the Fulbright Distinguished Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2009). He has also held visiting fellowships at the Centre for European Studies Harvard, Max Planck Institute, Bonn, Boston University, and Nuffield College Oxford. In terms of research, he has held grants from Anglo-German Foundation, British Academy, the EU FP6 & FP7, UCL Research Grand Challenges, Nuffield Foundation, and Fulbright Foundation. He current holds a European Union H20/20 on Global Governance, and an EU Jean Monnet Network Grant looking at EU/China Economic Governance.
His research seeks to understand Business-Government Relations, Interest Group Mobilisation in the EU, Multilevel Venue Shopping, Regulatory Networks, and Economic Global Governance.
He has explored lobbying from an actor and institutional perspective and has conducted qualitative and quantitative analysis of the changing EU public policy arena. His research explores lobbying from the supply side, looking at business perspectives to lobbying EU institutions and the structure of government affairs offices, in an attempt to assess how far firms have developed a distinct Brussels lobbying style over the last 20 years. In recent years, his research has explored how different EU institutions and policies require different informational demands and therefore different interest group relationships, types and mobilisation. He has just completed a British Academy funded study of Revolving Doors in Brussel and in 2014/15, he conducted large European Parliament Commissioned survey of Lobbying of MEPs and EU interest mobilization.
The second research theme on EU Regulatory reform studies the emergence of European regulatory agencies and good governance. Specifically, the study explored how and why the European Commission, national governments and independent regulatory agencies have driven the creation of networks at the experience of European Regulators, their institutional character and their implications for regulatory governance in Europe. A second regulatory project co-directed with Professor Heritier at the European University Institute explored the logic of regulatory shopping base on a survey of 300+ business in 25 member states.
In terms of comparative regulation, he is currently conducting a large project that explores varieties of transnational regulation with the University Leiden, University of Lausanne and ESADE Spain. This large N project hopes to explore variance in transnational regulatory solutions, looking at how capacity and delegations vary with the goals and policy domains.
Finally, with Dr Tom Pegram at the GGI, he is building an ambitious new research agenda advancing a third generation of Global Governance scholarship with insights from across laws, Public Policy, Public Management and international relations. As part of this agenda, he is currently running a Global Governance and Climate research project as part of a larger GLOBE EU 20/20 research grant. The Global Governance theme is also explored in a large Jean Monnet Network project on EU-China Economic Governance.
- Books and Edited Volumes
- European Business Government Relations (Forthcoming 2020), Oxford University Press.
- Handbook on Global Governance II, Critical Concepts in Political Science, (2017) Coen D and T Pegram (eds), Routledge.
- Business and Government Reader. (2016) Coen, D, W Grant (eds). Edward Elgar.
- Institutional and Constitutional aspects of Special Interest Representation, European Parliament. (2015) Coen D and A Katsaitis. PE 519.229, pp120.
- Public Policy Post the Financial Crisis. With A Roberts (2012). Special Issue Governance.
- 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, Cheltenham, 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
- Refereed Articles
- Coen, D. M, Guidi, A, Héritier, N, Yordanova, (2019) “The Logic of Business Regulatory Venue Shopping.” Public Policy and Administration.
- Coen D, A, Katsaitis (2019) “Legislative Efficiency and Political Inclusiveness: The Effect of Procedures on Interest Group Mobilization in the European Parliament.” Journal of Legislative Studies.
- Coen D, A, Katsaitis (online 2018). “The Inner Circle: Interest Group Mobilization & Policy Deliberation in the European Parliament” Journal of Public Administration.
- D. Coen and M. Vannoni (2018) “Strategic Management in Government Affair” Business and Society
- D. Coen and T. Pegram (2018) “Towards a Third Generation of Global Governance Scholarship” Global Policy. 9:1:107-113
- D. Coen and M. Vannoni (2016) Sliding doors in Brussels: A Career Path Analysis of EU Affairs Managers. European Journal Political Research. 55:4:811-826.
- D Coen and T Pegram (2015) “Wanted a Third Generation of Global Governance Research” Governance 28:4:417-420
- A Tarrent, Coen, D, and R Cadman (2014). “EU Regulatory Frameworks in Network Industries: Defining National Varieties of Capitalism?” European Networks Law & Regulation Quarterly.1.1:43-64.
- 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 (2013), Alexander Katsaitis 20:8.1104-1119.
- “A New Age of Uncertainty” Governance (2012) with Al. Robert 25.1.1-10
- "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 Broscheid, Journal of European Public Policy, 14:3: 333-346
- "Empirical and Theoretical Studies on EU Lobbying." (2007) Journal of European Public Policy, 14:3:
- "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
- Coen D and T Pegram (2017) Introduction to Global Governance: Covering approaches from Public Policy, Law and International Relations. Handbook on Global Governance, Routledge.
- Coen D, W Grant (2016) “Business and Government an Introduction” in Business and Government Reader. Edward Elgar
- "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.
PhD and research supervision
He is interested projects on Business-government relations, Global Governance, Lobbying and Interest Group mobilization and organisation, International Regulatory design and Co-ordination, and Private/Public Governance.
- Luca Bellodi. Incumbent business involvement in Rail liberalization and Regulation in Europe.
- Jay O’Connor. Political Accountability and Modern State Governance.
- Nino Jordon. The Governance of Embodied Emissions
- Mattia Vannoni. Agenda setting in EU Tobacco Regulation. Now Lecturer Kings College London.
- John Paul Salter. EU Financial Networks. Now Teaching Fellow at UCL.
- Alexander Katsaitis. European Parliament Lobbying. Currently Post-doc at Oslo University and EUI Florence.
- Antti Ville Suni. Currently Teaching Fellow at Kings College London.
- Ta-Ching Shih, European Competition Policy. Now at Competition Authority, Taiwan Government.
- Andrew Tarrant. EU Networks in Telecom and Energy. Head of BT Government Affairs.
- Katharina Kieslich. Currently Assistant Professor University of Wein & Research Fellow at Kings College London.
- Susan Fuch, Policy Formulation in European Monetary Policy.
- Maurice Wong, Chinese Financial Regulation. Analysist at the Economist.
- Yuki Hamanda. Japanese Lobbying in EU. Now at Transparency Unit at OECD.