S. Donnelly (Shawn)

Assistant Professor, Technology, Resilience & Europe

About Me

I'm Assistant Professor for Technology, Resilience & Europe. I teach regulation in nearly every faculty of the University of Twente, covering health, cybersecurity, business IT, consumer protection, digital markets and competition policy. I also teach economic strategy for governments, as well as digital and SDG transformation strategies.

My research specialises in comparative and international political economy, covering public (economic) governance in Europe and globally, with expertise in financial stability, crisis response and resilience. I am the author of Reshaping Economic and Monetary Union (Manchester University Press 2004), The Regimes of European Integration (Oxford University Press, 2010, and Power Politics, Banking Union and EMU: Adjusting Europe to Germany (Routledge 2018), European Banking Nationalism: State Power and Troubled Banks (Routledge 2022) and a series of articles, chapters and commissioned reports.

My ongoing projects deal with the transformation on public economic governance in Europe to deal with COVID, the transfer of financial services and technology from the UK to the EU in response to Brexit, and public policy and regulation around fintech and central bank digital currencies to respond to the rise of investment and trade in blockchain financial assets.


Social Sciences
Power Politics
Business & Economics
Banking Union
Financial Stability


I specialize foremost in the design of economic resilience and financial stability—ensuring productive economies and secure financial markets--from a foundation in comparative and international political economy and public policy. Empirical analysis of different national systems is the starting point for determining the scope for international standards, institutions and cooperation. My work is known for comparing the interplay of interests, identity and ideology in determining national responses to crises.

I've published on macroeconomic policy, financial market regulation, post-Brexit adjustments of economic activity and regulation in Europe and the UK, transatlantic policies, and EU responses to existential threats: particularly COVID and Russia's war on Ukraine.



Donnelly, S., Ríos Camacho, E., & Heidebrecht, S. (2023). Digital sovereignty as control: the regulation of digital finance in the European union. Journal of European public policy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2023.2295520
Donnelly, S. (2023). Recasting World Order: Power politics, contestation and international institutions. In M. Egan, K. Raube, J. Wouters, & J. Chaisse (Eds.), Contestation and Polarization in Global Governance: European Responses (pp. 37-53). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800887268.00008
Donnelly, S., & Pometto, G. (2022). Banking Nationalism and Resolution in Italy and Spain. Government and opposition. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2022.27
Donnelly, S. (2022). Post-Brexit financial services in the EU. Journal of European public policy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2022.2061579
Donnelly, S. (2021). Power politics, the ESM, and the outlook for fiscal Union. Paper presented at ECSA-C 2021 - A Post Pandemic EU: A Green, Digital and Democratic Future?, Online.
Donnelly, S. (2021). Varieties of financial capitalism, economic nationalism and bank resolution in the Eurozone. Paper presented at 10th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union 2021, Rome (Virtual), Italy. https://ecpr.eu/Events/Event/PaperDetails/49155
Donnelly, S. (2021). The Politics of the Eurozone Budget and the European Stability Mechanism. Paper presented at 10th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union 2021, Rome (Virtual), Italy. https://ecpr.eu/Events/Event/PaperDetails/49153
Donnelly, S. (2021). The reaction of political parties to the contestation of trade policy in Europe and the United States. Paper presented at Reacting to the Contestation of Trade Policy in the Transatlantic Area, Antwerp, Belgium.
Donnelly, S. (2020). Defensive Institution-Building. In E. Jones (Ed.), European Studies: Past, present and future (pp. 185-188). (Understanding Europe: The Council for European Studies book series). Agenda Publishing. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv103xddx.47
Donnelly, S. , & Wessel, R. A. (2020). The international dimension of the EMU: The interplay between the Global Financial Stability Architecture and the European Union. In F. Amtenbrink, & C. Herrmann (Eds.), The EU Law of Economic and Monetary Union (pp. 99-132). Oxford University Press.
Donnelly, S., & Asimakopoulos, I. G. (2020). Bending and Breaking the Single Resolution Mechanism: The Case of Italy. Journal of common market studies, 58(4), 856-871. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12992
Donnelly, S. (2019). Financial Stability Board (FSB), Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Financial Market Regulation Bodies. In R. Wessel, & J. Odermatt (Eds.), Research Handbook on the European Union and International Organizations (pp. 360-385). Edward Elgar.
Other Contributions

Post-trade services and financial stability Assessing prospects for post-Brexit market infrastructure in the EU. Study PE 740.902 for the European Parliament, July 2023.

Advocacy Coalitions and the lack of Deposit Insurance in Banking Union. In David Howarth & Joachim Schild, The Difficult Construction of European Banking Union. Routledge, 2020: 208-221.

Power politics and the undersupply of financial stability in Europe Review of International Political Economy 21 (4), 980-1005.

The regimes of European integration: Constructing governance of the single market Oxford University Press, 2011.


Institutional Change at the Top: From the Financial Stability Forum to the Financial Stability Board. in R. Mayntz (ed). (2011) Crisis and Control: institutional change in financial market regulation, 263-277.

The public interest and the economy in Europe in the wake of the financial crisis

 European Political Science 10 (3), 384-392.

The international accounting standards board New Political Economy 12 (1), 117-125.

Explaining EMU reform Journal of Common Market Studies 43 (5), 947-968.

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I teach policy, law and regulation of technology in the bachelor MST (Management, Society and Technology, BMS Faculty), the master ES (European Studies, BMS Faculty), the High Tech Human Touch minor module in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity (EEMCS Faculty), Business Information Technology (EEMCS Faculty) and the master HS (Health Sciences, TNW/S&T Faculty). I also teach economics for social scientists (Leiden University).



MST: Module 5-Sustainable Cities

  • - Shaping Public Governance, sustainable development


MST: Module 7a-EU Governance and Policy (Coordinator)

  • Transitions of the Common Market


HTHT: Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

  • EU, NATO and international developments in cybersecurity capacity and strategy


BIT: Module 8-Project Performance

  • EU and transatlantic regulations applying to business information systems


M-Health Sciences: Public Health: Dynamics in Policy, Law & Regulation

  • Regulation of public health, pharmaceuticals and health technologies


M-European Studies: International Political Economy

  • - global governance, world order, transformational issues, future of Europe 


Economics for Political Science: (University of Leiden)



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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room C323
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  C323
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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