John-Paul is a Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy at the Department of Political Economy. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History from Oxford, and a postgraduate degree in Economics from Royal Holloway, and in public policy from University College London. His doctorate from University College of London (2015) examined how British and German banks lobbied their national and European regulators in the context of the development of EU financial legislation. Prior to academic, John-Paul worked in banking for several years, and more recently he taught at Oxford and University College London.
John-Paul’s research interests are in public policy, and specifically regulatory politics and interest group intermediation. In the former, he focuses on the design of institutions and the day-to-day relationships between regulators and firms. He is currently working on a comparative analysis of macro prudential financial regulation across Europe, and on a study of the accountability structures surrounding the European Banking Authority.
The second strand examines how individual firms develop and execute their lobbying strategies in the European regulatory arena: how they choose whether to lobby their national authority or the equivalent European body, and whether to go alone or participate in an associational approach.
Finally, he also works on UK-EU relations, and currently developing a project to study how British (and European) models of financial regulation might be impacted by Brexit.