Professor Dermot Hodson
Professor of Political Economy and Digital Technologies
Dermot Hodson is an expert in the field of political economy. He has published widely on FinTech, the European Union’s efforts to become a digital superpower and the changing dynamics of European integration and governance.
Before joining Loughborough, Dermot worked at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (2004-07) and Birkbeck College, where he was Lecturer (2007-11), Senior Lecturer (2011-15), Reader (2015-19) and Professor in Political Economy (2019-23). At Birkbeck, he served as Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Research and Assistant Dean for Education in the School of Social Sciences and as Director of Research in the Department of Politics.
He has held visiting positions at the College of Europe, Natolin and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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He is a member of the European Union Studies Association, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies and the Council of European Studies (CES). He served as Co-Chair of the CES European Integration and Global Political Economy Network from 2019-23.
Impact and knowledge exchange are central to Dermot's research. He has given evidence to several House of Lords inquiries, presented his research at the European Central Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and been a member of the Irish Government’s Global Foreign Policy Network. He served as external consultant to the European Research Group at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
He has published op-eds in The Guardian, The Irish Times, Politico Europe and The Washington Post and given interviews to BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight and RTE’s Drive Time.