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Dr David Moloney

Profile summary

Professional biography

David Moloney (Ph.D. University of Limerick 2019) is currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies at The Open University. Working with Prof. Simon Usherwood on the Economic and Social Research Council-funded project ‘Strategic development of the UK-EU relationship: Can neighbours become good friends?’ part of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. The project will examine the processes leading to the review of Trade and Cooperation Agreement. David Moloney studied in Ireland where he obtained a PhD in political science from the University of Limerick under the supervision of Dr Frank M. Häge. He was awarded a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council to conduct research on the bargaining success of member states and EU institutions on the pre-decision stage of the reforms to the EU’s economic governance framework. In 2019 he was awarded a Max Weber Fellowship where he conducted research on the influence of policy actors in the Brexit negotiations. He has held teaching positions at Leiden University and the University of Leicester and has published in the Journal of European Union Politics and Western European Union Politics among others.

Research interests

The EU’s response to Brexit, the Eurozone crisis and reforms to the Economic and Monetary Union spefically the Recovery and Resilience Facility, and the Multiannual Financial Framework i.e. the budgetary politics of the EU, EU migration policy and response to migration crisies, the influence of the European Council and the Commission in policy-making, and more broadly EU politics, EU crisis governance and legislative decision-making.

David Moloney’s Brexit research:


Brexit Rhapsody: Exploring Patterns of Issue Salience in the Negotiations (2024-05-05)
Moloney, David and Jensen, Mads Dagnis
JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies ((early access))

Assessing the role of the European Council and the European Commission during the migration and COVID-19 crises (2023-07-07)
Moloney, David and Princen, Sebastiaan
West European Politics ([Early Access])