Skip to main content

Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Chad Damro

Chad Damro
Dr Chad Damro
Senior Lecturer, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and Co-Director of the Europa Institute.
Room 2.02, 21 George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 650 6698

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Mondays, 2-4:00 (Note: Chad is on sabbatical in 1st semester 2017-18.)


  • BA (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
  • MA (Syracuse University)
  • Phd (University of Pittsburgh)

Biographical Statement

In addition to Senior Lecturer of Politics and International Relations, Chad is Jean Monnet Chair and Head of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. He is also Co-Director of the Europa Institute at the University of Edinburgh. For 2013-14, Chad was a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Chad is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and has served as a Policy Analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leuven's Institute for European and International Policy, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, a Center Associate at the University of Pittsburgh's EU Center, a Visiting Scholar at Texas A&M University and an EU Fulbright Scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Chad was awarded the Sir Bernard Crick prize (New Entrant) for excellence in teaching by the UK's Political Studies Association. He has been awarded a three-year Jean Monnet Module Grant from the European Commission, a research grant from the Carnegie Trust and is a research member of the FP7 MERCURY project on 'Multilateralism and the EU' and TRANSWORLD project on 'Redefining the Transatlantic Relationship'. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of European Public Policy and the EU-China Observer as well as editor of the Routledge-UACES Contemporary European Studies Book Series.

Research Interests

Chad's research falls within the fields of International Relations and International Political Economy, with particular emphases on transatlantic relations, international regulatory cooperation, and the European Union in international politics. He is particularly interested in exploring both the international and domestic sources of International Relations and the causal interaction of material, institutional and ideational factors. Such issues appear prominently in his new conceptualisation and research agenda on Market Power Europe. In addition, his book investigates the role of domestic politics in International Relations, specifically the interaction between the EU and the United States in the regulation of transatlantic corporate mergers. In other publications, he explores similar issues and questions with the tools of comparative politics and public policy. His research covers a number of policy areas, including regulation, competition, industrial, trade and environmental policy. Visit Chad's research profile at

Selected Publications

  • The European Union's Evolving External Engagement, London: Routledge (2017) (co-edited with Sieglinde Gstohl and Simon Schunz).
  • European Competition Policy and Globalization, Basingstoke: Palgrave (2016)(co-authored with Terrence Guay).
  • Market Power Europe: Exploring A Dynamic Conceptual Framework,” Journal of European Public Policy 22, 9: 1336-1354 (2015).
  • New EU Trade Policies and Market Power Europe,” in Global Governance through Trade: EU Policies and Approaches, Jan Wouters, Axel Marx, Dylan Geraets and Bregt Natens, eds, 19-42 (2015), Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • "Market Power Europe," Journal of European Public Policy, Special Issue on Best Papers of 2011 EUSA Conference, 19, 5: 682-699 (2012).
  • "EU State Aid Policy and the Politics of External Trade Relations," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 13, 1: 159-170 (2013).
  • "Transatlantic Merger Relations: The Pursuit of Cooperation and Convergence," Journal of European Integration 34, 6: 643-661 (2012) (co-authored with Terrence Guay).
  • "Destructive Issue Linkages: The Failure of Multilateral Trade-Competition Negotiations," Anti-trust Bulletin 57, 3: 563-589 (2012).
  • "Regulators, Firms and Information: The Domestic Sources of Convergence in Transatlantic Merger Review," Review of International Political Economy 18, 4: 409-435 (2011).
  • "The EU and Climate Change Policy: Law, Politics and Prominence at Different Levels," Journal of Contemporary European Research 4, 3: 179-192 (2008) (co-authored with Donald MacKenzie and Iain Hardie).
  • "EU Delegation and Agency in International Trade Negotiations: A Cautionary Comparison," Journal of Common Market Studies, 45, 4: 881-901 (2007).
  • Cooperating on Competition in Transatlantic Economic Relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave (2006).
  • "Transatlantic Competition Policy: Domestic and International Sources of EU-US Cooperation," European Journal of International Relations 12, 2: 171-196 (2006).
  • "The New Trade Politics and EU Competition Policy: Shopping for Convergence and Cooperation," Journal of European Public Policy 13, 6: 867-886 (2006).
  • "The EU and International Environmental Politics: The Challenges of Shared Competence," in Intersecting Multilateralisms: The European Union at the United Nations, Katie Verlin Laatikainen and Karen E. Smith, eds., 175-192 (2006), London: Palgrave.
  • "Security Strategy and the Transatlantic Defense Industry," in The Transatlantic Security Alliance, Roland Dannreuther and John Peterson, eds., 132-146 (2006), London: Routledge.
  • "Multilateral Competition Policy and Transatlantic Compromise," European Foreign Affairs Review 9, 2: 269-287 (2004).
  • "Emissions Trading at Kyoto: From EU Resistance to Union Innovation," Environmental Politics 12, 2 (Summer): 71-94 (2003) (co-authored with Pilar Luaces Mendez).
  • "Building an International Identity: The EU and Extraterritorial Competition Policy," Journal of European Public Policy 8, 2: 208-226 (2001).

Current Research and Teaching

At the Honours level, Chad teaches courses on transatlantic relations and the EU as a global actor; he also contributes lectures on Introduction to Politics and International Relations. At the postgraduate level, he teaches on the institutions and policies of the EU, the EU in international affairs, and globalisation and European integration.

Chad has membership in the following Politics Research Groups: International Politics, European Integration and Public Policy.

Topics interested in supervising

Chad is able to offer research supervision on most topics related to European Union external relations, in particular studies of EU regulatory, trade and environmental relations with other state and non-state actors (including international organisations and regions).

If you are interested in being supervised by Chad Damro, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Politics