European Politics and Economics

Buying Transatlantic: Government Regs & the Public Procurement Landscape

Buying Transatlantic: How Government Regulations Define the U.S.-EU Public Procurement Landscape

by Jared Angle

For footnotes, please see the attached PDF version of this paper


This paper surveys the contemporary international public procurement landscape to identify the U.S. and European Union (EU) procurement policies that determine access by private foreign firms to their respective public purchasing opportunities. Continue reading “Buying Transatlantic: Government Regs & the Public Procurement Landscape”

Brexit contingency planning revives old issue of MEP apportionment

Synopsis: European political scientists and parliamentarians are struggling to address the impending vacancy of the UK’s 73 seats in the European Parliament. One proposal entails the establishment of a supranational constituency that would provide for European voters to select at-large candidates regardless of residency of both the voters and the candidates. This article examines the pros, cons, and necessary structural changes of such a plan. Continue reading “Brexit contingency planning revives old issue of MEP apportionment”

News roundup: ECB eyes changes to euro clearing supervision; banks turn their attention to Frankfurt


A new series of articles published by the Financial Times delves deeper into the potential gains that Brexit can deliver for Luxembourg, a small country of 570,000 residents where roughly 1 in every 30 individuals works in financial services. See the full series of articles here. For more information, please also see my May 2017 report on the effects of Brexit on Europe’s financial services industry, which includes special coverage on Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Paris, and other select cities. Continue reading “News roundup: ECB eyes changes to euro clearing supervision; banks turn their attention to Frankfurt”

Infographic: Mobile payments in Europe

Mobile money services are becoming increasingly popular around the world, ranging from East Africa’s M-PESA to popular smartphone apps like Venmo in the United States. This infographic takes a deeper look at the percentage of young adults aged 15 to 34 in European countries that reported making payments via mobile phone in 2014.

Interactive infographic coming soon; in the meantime, please view at this link.

Brexit: Regulatory equivalence and single market access for the financial services industry

The attached document, originally submitted in May 2017 as my Master’s thesis upon the conclusion of my Master of Arts in International Relations (concentrations in European regional studies and international economics), provides an in-depth assessment of the regulatory framework that has allowed financial services firms in London to access the European Union’s single market, as well as the changes that could come with Brexit and the possible results for competing European financial centers.