European higher education policy
My doctoral thesis, entitled 'Does Deliberation matter? The impact of the Bologna process on attitudes and policies in European higher education'
concentrates on the mode of governance in European Higher Education reforms and used a combination of online surveys, archival work and interviews to address the issue of retrospectivity in research
I have written two publications based on this thesis, one called 'deliberative governance in the European Higher Education Area: the Bologna Process as a case of alternative governance architecture in Europe', accepted for publication at the Journal of European Public Policy
Another paper, entitled 'Globalization and modes of higher education policy-making in France: Love it or hate it?' is in publication in the review French Politics
. An earlier version of this paper is published as a Research and Occasional paper for UC Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education and available at: http://cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/publications.php?id=376
Comparative higher education financing
As part of my Fulbright sponsored postdoctoral research, I compare the evolution higher education financing since the Great Recession of 2008, and more particularly the role of different levels of government and actors in financial aid, in the USA and the European Union.
The conference paper 'What role for the European Union in an area of fiscal austerity? Adjustment to the recession in the European Higher Education Area'
summarises some theoretical predictions on this topic.
This research has also inspired the proposition of a Credit Union scheme for Europe, published as a Research and Occasional paper for UC Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education and available at: http://cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/publications.php?id=370
I have also conducted research about student loans in the UK
, France, Hungary, Sweden, the US and China
(published in Chinese in University Education Science
Research universities going global
I am also working with Dr John Douglass
and Richard Edelstein from the Center for Studies in Higher Education of UC Berkeley on the globalization of research universities. We co-wrote a paper called 'A global talent magnet: how a San Francisco/Bay Area Higher Education Hub Could Advance California’s Comparative Advantage In Attracting International Talent and Further Build US Economic Competitiveness', it is available at: http://cshe.berkeley.edu/publications/publications.php?id=381
Some of my research is available online on the website of the Center for Studies for Higher Education of UC Berkeley
, to which I am affiliated as well as on academia.edu