Mr Andrea Lagna
|Post:||Research Student (Centre for Global Political Economy, International Relations, School of Global Studies)|
|Location:||Arts C C314|
|International:||+44 1273 873351|
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B.A. and M.A. (University of Turin), Ph.D. (Sussex).
Dphil Candidate and Associate Tutor
Andrea has successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled Deriving a normal country. Italian capitalism and the political economy of financial derivatives.
This study examines how key agents deploy financial innovation on the ground, for their own strategies and in the context of domestic conflicts. It shows how the Italian government adopted derivatives to meet the Maastricht criteria; how corporations exploited these instruments to restore oligarchic power; and, finally, how municipalities used them to circumvent Europe-imposed budget constraints.
Andrea's current themes of research are:
- Derivatives markets, instruments and actors.
- EU and US regulation of banking, securities markets and corporate governance.
- Public debt management.
These themes are addressed from the vantage point of International Political Economy (IPE).
In particular, Andrea's approach focuses on the agency and power struggles shaping the use of financial technologies in specific social spaces.
Andrea has tutored the following BA courses:
- International Political Economy 1 (course convenor: Prof. Kees Van der Pijl);
- International Political Economy 2 (course convenors: Dr. Kevin Gray, Dr. Ben Selwyn);
- Rise of Modern International Order (course convenor: Prof. Justin Rosenberg);
- Short Twentieth Century and Beyond (course convenor: Dr. Benno Teschke).
Lagna, Andrea (2012) From 'finanza derivata' to derivatives finance - how and why Italian municipalities got high on interest rate swaps. In: 'The EU after the crisis?' Workshop COST Action IS0902, December 8-9, University of Erfurt. (Submitted)