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.


  • ‘The Myth of Market Neutrality: A Comparative Study of the European Central Bank’s and the Swiss National Bank’s Corporate Security Purchases’ (forthcoming in New Political Economy; with Clément Fontan)  Open Access
  • ‘The Ethics of Delegating Monetary Policy’ (Journal of Politics 2020; winner of the 2018 EFI Financial Imagination prize) Article
  • ‘Central Banking in Rawls’s Property-Owning Democracy’ (Political Theory 2019) Summary Open Access
  • ‘Democracy and the European Central Bank’s Emergency Powers’ (Midwest Studies in Philosophy 2018; special issue on ‘Responsibility and the Global Financial Crisis’, eds. James Dempsey and Tom Sorell) Open Access
  • ‘The Social Purpose of Corporations’ (Journal of the British Academy, volume 6; with Nien-hê Hsieh, Marco Meyer and David Rodin)
  • ‘Trusting Anonymous Institutions’ (Rivista di Estetica 2018; special issue on ‘Trusting Institutions’, ed. Jacopo Domenicucci)

Chapters and reports

  • ‘Why the US Congress gives dollars to the Fed’ (2020 Special Edition Roundtable: Money in the Time of Coronavirus Just Money)
  • ‘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
  • ‘Rewarding virtuous citizens’ (2019 Verfassungsblog Debate on the Chinese social credit system)
  • ‘A Parliament for the Eurozone’ (2019 Twelve Stars: Philosophers Chart a Course for Europe Chapter
  • ‘Methodenstreit’ (2017 The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory) Article
  • Ethical Banking and Social Purpose (2015; with Marco Meyer, commissioned report for Cambridge’s Judge Business School)

Short pieces

  • ‘The ECB must shift to a wholesale acceptance of junk bonds’ (2020 Financial Times Alphaville)
  • ‘How the Commission’s Covid-19 State Aid Rules increase regional inequalities within the EU’ (2020 Verfassungsblog Social Europe; with Lena Hornkohl)
  • ‘Keeping the promise of Eurozone convergence’ (2020 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Social Europe; with Philipp Heimberger, Maximilian 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
  • ‘Top of Lagarde’s ECB to-do list: stop QE and democratise monetary policy’ (2019 Social Europe)

Working papers (available on request)

  • ‘Financial Risk Management and the ECB’s Treatment of Sovereign Debt’
  • ‘Technocracy and the Ethics of Central Bank Risk Management’
  • ‘Rethinking Monetary Sovereignty’ (with Steffen Murau)
  • ‘The Legal Institutions of the Monetary Financing Prohibition’ (with Will Bateman)
  • ‘Financial Inclusion and Distributive Justice’
  • ‘Scope and Method in the Early Methodenstreit’ Paper