Publications and more

This is a list of some of my recent work and projects under development. Contact me if you are interested in any of these topics.


  • ‘Rethinking monetary sovereignty: The global credit money system and the state’ (Perspectives on Politics; with Steffen Murau) Open Access Summary
  • ‘What to do with the ECB’s secondary madate’ (Journal of Common Market Studies; with Nik de Boer)
  • ‘A risky bet: Climate change and the EU’s microprudential framework for banks’ (Journal of Financial Regulation; with Agnieszka Smoleńska) Open Access Summary
  • ‘The politics of the ECB’s market-based approach to government debt’ (Socio-Economic Review)  Open Access Summary
  • ‘Technocratic Keynesianism: a paradigm shift without legislative change’ (New Political Economy) Open Access  Summary
  • ‘Marginalism and scope in the early Methodenstreit’ (2022 Journal of the History of Economic Thought) Open Access
  • ‘The ECB, the courts, and the issue of democratic legitimacy after Weiss’ (2020 Common Market Law Review; with Nik de Boer) Preprint
  • ‘The myth of market neutrality: a comparative study of the European Central Bank’s and the Swiss National Bank’s corporate security purchases’ (2020 New Political Economy; with Clément Fontan)  Open Access
  • ‘The ethics of delegating monetary policy’ (2020 Journal of Politics; winner of the 2018 EFI Financial Imagination prize) Open Access
  • ‘Central banking in Rawls’s property-owning democracy’ (2019 Political Theory) Summary Open Access
  • ‘The social purpose of corporations’ (2019 Journal of the British Academy; with Nien-hê Hsieh, Marco Meyer and David Rodin)
  • ‘Democracy and the European Central Bank’s emergency powers‘ (2018 Midwest Studies in Philosophy; special issue on ‘Responsibility and the Global Financial Crisis’, eds. James Dempsey and Tom Sorell) Scandal Open Access

Chapters and reports

  • ‘The European Central Bank’s strategy, environmental policy and the new inflation: a case for interest rate differentiation’ (2022 LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment) Report
  • ‘An EP-ECB Interinstitutional Agreement on Monetary Policy’ (2022 European Parliament Greens/EFA group; with  Seraina Grünewald) Report
  • ‘Central Banks’ (In: The Cambridge Handbook of Constitutional Theory, edited by Richard Bellamy and Jeff King) Chapter
  • ‘The ECB’s financial risk-management from the 1990s until the Pandemic’ (In: The ‘New’ European Central Bank: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead at 20, Oxford University Press, edited by Thomas Beukers, Diane Fromage & Giorgio Monti)
  • ‘Responsibility for Emissions: the Case of the Swiss National Bank’s Foreign Exchange Reserves and the Norwegian Oil Fund’ (2021 Banque de France working paper; with Alain Naef) Working Paper
  • ‘A risky bet: Should the EU choose a microprudential or a credit guidance approach to climate risk?’ (2021 EBI Working Paper Series; with Agnieszka Smoleńska) Open Access
  • ‘The ECB’s neglected secondary mandate: An inter-institutional solution’ (2021 PMEU; with Nik de Boer) Report
  • ‘Herontdekking van de geldpers vereist nieuwe visie op staatsschuld’ (2021 ESB)
  • ‘The ECB’s conundrum and 21st century monetary policy: How European monetary policy can be green, social and democratic'(2021 Finanzwende & Heinrich-Böll-Foundation) Report
  • ‘Greening Banks in the Face of Uncertainty. On the ECB’s New Supervisory Approach to Environmental and Climate-Related Risks’ (2020 VerfBlog; with Agnieszka Smoleńska)
  • ‘Targeting a sustainable recovery with Green TLTROs’ (2020 PMEU & Sustainable Finace Lab; with Rens van Tilburg) Report
  • ‘Review of “Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State, Paul Tucker. Princeton University Press, 2018, 656 pages.’ (Economics & Philosophy) Open Access
  • ‘A Parliament for the Eurozone’ (2019 Twelve Stars: Philosophers Chart a Course for Europe Chapter
  • Ethical Banking and Social Purpose (2015 Cambridge’s Judge Business School; with Marco Meyer)

Recent short pieces

  • ‘How to Rethink Monetary Sovereignty in an Era of Financial Globalization’ (2022 GDP Blog with Steffen Murau)
  • ‘Bestrijd inflatie via prijsplafond en winstmeevallerbelasting’ (2022 ESB)
  • ‘The ECB’s Interest-Rate Balancing Act’ (2022 Project Syndicate)
  • ‘De machtigste man van België vindt het klimaat niet zo belangrijk’ (2022 Apache)
  • ‘Inflation: raising rates is not the answer’ (2022 Social Europe; with Hielke Van Doorslaer)
  • ‘The ECB cannot ignore its secondary mandate’ (2021 VerfBlog; with Nik de Boer)
  • ‘Pierre Wunsch heeft het parlement iets uit te leggen’ (2021 De Standaard, Minerva; with Frank Vanaerschot, Hielke Van Doorslaer en Mattias Vermeiren)
  • ‘Central banks remain stuck in the myth of ‘market neutrality’’ (2021 Social Europe; with Clément Fontan)
  • ‘ECB needs political guidance on secondary objectives’ (2021 Le Monde, Il Sole 24 Ore, Makronom, Euractiv, De Tijd, NRC; with seven co-authors)
  • ‘The ECB, the climate and the interpretation of “price stability”’ (2021 Roundtable: Monetary Policy in the EU Just Money)
  • ‘The ECB needs to do more to “green” its monetary policy’ (2020 Financial Times Alphaville)
  • ‘Dat Nederland met de gulden weer een eigen monetair beleid kan voeren is een illusie’ (2020 Trouw)
  • ‘The ECB must shift to a wholesale acceptance of junk bonds’ (2020 Financial Times Alphaville)
  • ‘Why the US Congress gives dollars to the Fed’ (2020 Roundtable: Money in the Time of Coronavirus Just Money)
  • ‘Keeping the promise of Eurozone convergence’ (2020 Social Europe; with Philipp Heimberger, Max Krahé, and Dominic Ponattu)
  • ‘How the Commission’s Covid-19 State Aid Rules increase regional inequalities within the EU’ (2020 VerfBlogSocial Europe; with Lena Hornkohl)
  • ‘Gleichwertige Lebensverhältnisse im Euroraum’ (2020 FAZ; with Philipp Heimberger, Max Krahé, and Dominic Ponattu)
  • ‘Das Pandemie-Notfallankaufprogramm der EZB (PEPP) könnte ein historischer Wendepunkt sein’ (2020 Dezernat Zukunft)
  • ‘The ECB’s Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme a big deal; here’s why’ (2020 Digressions & Impressions) Part I Part II
  • ‘Rewarding virtuous citizens’ (2019 VerfBlog Debate on the Chinese social credit system)
  • ‘Top of Lagarde’s ECB to-do list: stop QE and democratise monetary policy’ (2019 Social Europe)

Working papers (available on request)

  • ‘Monetary policy, planetary boundaries, and the case for interest rate differentiation’ 
  • ‘Hans Jonas and Sophocles on the ethics of the Anthropocene’
  • ‘The Blindspots of Basel III’
  • ‘The legal institutions of the monetary financing prohibition’ (with Will Bateman)
  • ‘Financial inclusion and distributive justice’