Judith Clifton

Welcome to my webpage! I am Full Professor and Founding Director of the Jean Monnet Chair of EU studies at the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, University of Cantabria and Principal Investigator on one of the largest projects to date on Disruptive Technologies in the Public Sector, TOKEN (Horizon2020, 4 Mill EUR, 2020-24). I have been awarded several prestigious fellowships, including Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship, Ramón y Cajal Fellowhip, British Council-CSIC Fellowship and CONACYT-Mexico Fellowship. I have lectured and taught in leading European and US universities, including University of Oxford, Cambridge University, Cornell University, Leeds University, Oviedo University and Cantabria University. I am Editor in Chief of Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Co-Editor of Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society and Cambridge Elements in Public Policy, and serve on editorial boards at Policy & Society, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Utilities Policy, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics and so on.

My main research interests are public and economic policy, particularly those associated with public services reform, in the EU, OECD and beyond. I have published in major international journals, including Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Public Management Review, Regional Studies, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Business History, Global Policy, Information Polity, and so on. and won several prestigious awards for best paper.

I received my DPhil in Political Economy from the University of Oxford in 1997 after completing a Masters in Contemporary International Studies (awarded Distinction) at the University of Leeds. I was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in 2017-2020. I have worked as expert and consultant for the European Commission, OECD, United Nations, Greek Government (2016.-18), European Public Service Trade Unions, CIRIEC and CEEP.

  Write to me: judith.clifton@unican.es

Departamento de Economía, Fac de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander 39005, Cantabria, Spain (Tel: +34 942201287)

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Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
University of Cantabria
39005 Cantabria



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