Lisa Kastner

Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Lisa Kastner is a policy advisor at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, a Brussels-based think tank, and associate fellow at the Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po Paris. She holds a PhD in political science from Sciences Po Paris and an MA in European Studies from the University of Bath. Lisa was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, the Elliott School at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and at AGI.

Her research on the politics of financial regulation has been awarded the research award in the category PhD thesis by the Erasmus academic network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA) in 2016, the journal article prize of the Max Planck Institute in 2015 and the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Public Policy (both forthcoming 2017), the Journal of Civil Society and in several policy outlets. Her book “Civil Society and Financial Regulation” will be published with Routledge in 2018.

She is a 2017-2018 participant in AGI’s project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).

Recent Content


Deepening the Transatlantic Dialogue on Financial Regulation

Are Our Financial Systems Sound and Stable? Since the reform overhauls following the crisis in 2008, experts have agonized about the question whether financial systems across the Atlantic are sound …

Anticipating Economic Challenges

Geoeconomics Recommendations With radical unpredictability being a factor on both sides of the Atlantic, anticipating some of the main obstacles facing the transatlantic partnership is a core task for participants …

Democratizing the Economic and Monetary Union

With the Eurozone emerging from years of economic crisis, the reform of the currency union is now in the limelight. After the “election year” in Europe, the reform momentum has …

Delayed Industry Capture: A Lobbying Analysis of the EU Financial Transaction Tax

In January 2013, eleven euro zone states, including France, Germany, and Italy, decided to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) with the goal of making the financial sector contribute to …

Forging Legitimizing Coalitions: Comparing EU/U.S. Financial Consumer Protection Reforms

What is the role of non-state actors—corporate and civic—in influencing and redirecting regulatory reforms? How do critical junctures like financial crises change interest group dynamics? Focusing on financial consumer protection …