dhr. F. (Francesco) Nicoli

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Political Economy and Transnational Governance
  • Bezoekadres
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam
  • F.Nicoli@uva.nl

Postdoctoral Fellow at ACCESS Europe, where I am working on the Political Economy of Postfunctional Integration. 

I obtained my PhD At the University of Trento. I was previously visiting fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and visiting fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, where I mainly worked on fiscal integration and the Eurocrisis. I hold a master degree in Economics jointly delivered by the University of Lugano in Switzerland and the Postgraduate Institute for Economics and International Studies in Milan. Before joining the University of Trento for my PhD, I served as a Research Assistant in the Brussels' think tanks Bruegel and European Policy Centre (EPC).

I am also the coordinator of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET-YSI) Working Group on Europe’s Political Economy of Europe.

Personal website, updated with publications and opinion posts, is available here: https://francesconicoli.wordpress.com
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Publications -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nicoli, F. (2016) Democratic legitimacy in the Era of Fiscal Integration.
Journal of European Integration (forthcoming)

Nicoli, F. (2016) From Governance to Government? Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union.
Journal of Economic Policy (forthcoming)

Nicoli, F. (2016) Governance in the 2025 run-up: a Joint Budgetary Procedure.
Perspectives on Federalism, Vol.8, Issue 2, pp. 100-124

Nicoli, F. (2016) Electoral Euroscepticism and the economic crisis: evidence from a 108 elections panel study across Europe.
Journal of Common Market Studies, August 2016 (download link)

Nicoli, F. (2015) Eurocrisis and the Myths of European Redistribution: Illegitimate, Unsustainable, Inefficient?
Perspectives on Federalism, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 19-48

Nicoli, F. (2015) Legitimacy, Democracy, and the future of European Integration
Chapter in: Krieger, T., Panke, D. and B. Neumaker (eds) (2015) Europe’s Crisis: the conflict-theoretical perspective.  
Nomos Publishing, University of Freiburg

Nicoli, F. (2015) “Greece in the Euro: economic delinquency or system failure? A book review.”
Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 4

Bonatti, L. and F. Nicoli (2014) Verso un Meccanismo Europeo di Accordi Contrattuali.
Chapter in: Paganetto, L. (eds) (2014) “Revitalizing Anaemic Europe: Rapporto del Gruppo dei 20”.
Fondazione Economia Tor Vergata, Eurilink.

Nicoli, F. (2014) Populism, Polarization, Politicization, Participation. Projecting the EU Beyond the Market? 
Chapter in “Growing Populism and European Elections.” Institute of European Democrats, Spring 2014

Nicoli, F. and F. Zuleeg (2014) The Long Term Implications of the Euro Crisis for European Integration.
Chapter in: Basevi, G., Daianu, D., D’Adda, C. and R. Kumar (eds) (2014) The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe: Challenges and Prospects for Integration and Governance.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Nicoli, F. (2013) A threefold model of Fiscal Union.
Government: Pan-European Networks Review, Issue III, 2013

Nicoli, F. (2013) Pathways for a Genuine Fiscal Union. EPC Policy Brief, June 2013.

Dhéret, C., Pascouau, Y., Lazarowich, A. and F. Nicoli (2013) Completing the Single European Labour Market.
EPC Issue Paper No. 73, May 2013

Dhéret, C., Nicoli, F. and F. Zuleeg (2013) The impact of the European Fiscal Union on regional authorities: in-depth analysis of Catalonia, PACA Region and Province of Trento.
EPC Report for the Committee of the Regions, June 2013

Dhéret, C., Nicoli, F. and F. Zuleeg (2013) The impact of the European Fiscal Union on local autonomies: in-depth analysis of Copenhagen, Warsaw and Bremen.
EPC Report for the Committee of the Regions, June 2013

Dhéret, C., Nicoli, F. and F. Zuleeg (2012) The implications of an EU fiscal union for local and regional authorities.
Report to the Committee of the Regions, EPC, Brussels, November 2012



Work in Progress----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nicoli, F. (2016) Spill-around overstated? An analysis of the Commission’s bid to politicise EMU Rules.
In review at Comparative European Politics

Nicoli, F. (2016) Is the Eurocrisis a functional crisis? An econometric analysis
in preparation for European Journal of Political Economy

Nicoli, F. (2016) Functionalism Redux: gearing Neo-Neo functionalism for postfunctional times.
Status: Book outline & publisher to be selected by January 2017





Referred Research Contributions---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kolev, A.,  Riess, D.,  Zachmann, G. and E. Calthrop (2012) Investment and growth in the time of climate change.
European Investment Bank- Economic Department, Luxembourg

Hallerberg, M., Marzinotto, B. and G. Wolff (2012) An Assessment of the European Semester.
Bruegel.  Study in behalf of the European Parliament, policy department A-economic and scientific policy/ECON.


  • Nicoli, F. (2016). Crisis and Institutional Change in the European Union: Path-Dependency as a Sequence of Trilemmas. Review of International Political Economy[details]
  • Nicoli, F. (2016). Democratic Legitimacy in the Era of Fiscal Integration. Journal of European Integration[details]
  • Nicoli, F. (2016). FROM GOVERNANCE TO GOVERNMENT? STEPS TOWARDS A GENUINE MONETARY UNION. Politica Economica- Journal of Economic Policy, 413-428. [details]
  • Nicoli, F. (2016). Hard-line Euroscepticism and the Eurocrisis: Evidence from a Panel Study of 108 Elections Across Europe. Journal of Common Market Studies[details]
  • Nicoli, F. (2016). Is the Eurocrisis a Functional Crisis? A quantitative investigation of the Eurocrisis’ endogeneity. European Journal of Political Economy[details]
  • Nicoli, F. (2016). Powers, Eurobonds, Governance: did the Eurocrisis affect preferences for European Integration? Journal of Common Market Studies[details]
  • Nicoli, F. (2016). The “Fiscal Rules Epos” and the flexibility dilemma: towards a political Commission? European Political Science[details]


  • Nicoli, Francesco (2016): How to govern Europe?, third edition.

Wetenschappelijke positie

  • Nicoli, F. (member) (2015): Institute for New Economic Thinking- Young Scholars Initiative (External organisation).
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