Helen Callaghan is currently a research associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science and MA in Mathematical Methods from Northwestern University, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. From 2008-2017, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne (Germany), having previously held a post-doctoral Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute, and a pre-doctoral Chateaubriand Fellowship at École Normale Superiéure in Paris.
Her research focuses on economic policy developments in Germany, Britain, and France within the context of European integration. Topics include corporate governance, economic nationalism, Brexit, wage bargaining systems, and the Eurozone Crisis. She has published peer reviewed articles in Comparative Political Studies, Comparative European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Review of International Political Economy, Socio-Economic Review, and West European Politics. Her book on “Contestants, Profiteers, and the Political Dynamics of Marketization” was published with Oxford University Press in 2018.