University of Luxembourg/Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)
Contemporary History of Europe
Maison des Sciences Humaines, Campus Belval, 11 Porte des Sciences, Esch-sur-Alzette
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Elena Danescu holds a PhD in Political Economics (1998) from the National Institute of Economic Research of the Romanian Academy with a thesis on the Luxembourg development model and the achievements of Pierre Werner. Previously, she obtained a DEA postgraduate diploma in international, diplomatic and strategic relations from Paris III University and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. She was involved in multiple international projects and networks, initially focusing on the European integration and transition to democracy of Central and Eastern European countries before turning her attention more particularly to the role of Luxembourg and its elites in the European integration process, in Economic and Monetary Union, in EU governance and in financial history. She has authored several research publications in her specialist areas. She is Fellow of Robert Schuman Institute of European Affairs and joined the University of Luxembourg on 1 July 2016.
– Pierre Werner and Europe: The Family Archives Behind the Werner Report. Archival Insights into Evolutionary Economics, Palgrave Macmillan (Oxford: UK), December 2018.
– ‘Small States in the European Union : Luxembourg’ in Western Europe 2019, 28(2018) Routledge (Oxford:UK), pp. 724-766.
– ‘Through a century of change: portrait of a pragmatic visionary’ in Journal of European Integration History, Nomos Verlag (Baden-Baden, Germany) 2018, pp 9-30.
– “Robert Triffin, a ‘personal equation'” in The Journal of European Economic History, Bancaria (Rome: Italy)
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European integration history, Economic and Monetary Union, EU governance, financial history