Michelle Egan is a Jean Monnet Professor Ad Personam and Professor of comparative politics and political economy in the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC. She is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and will be a Council of Foreign Relations Fellow in 2018-2019. She specializes in European integration, global governance, comparative regionalism, transatlantic relations, European law, standards and trade issues. She has focused most recently on single markets and internal trade barriers in US, Canada, and EU (interstate barriers). She is commenting on Brexit, and also writing on Brexit and the Single Market. Her most recent book is Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States (Oxford University Press, 2015) which was nominated for four prizes and was the recipient of the Larry Neal Prize in EU Studies. She has also published Research Agendas in European Studies (with William Paterson and Neill Nugent), Constructing a European Marker: Regulation, Standards and Governance (Oxford) as well as articles in New Political economy, Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, Business and Politics, Regional and Federal Studies and Journal of European Public Policy, She is past Chair of the EUSA, the European Union Studies Association in the US, and series editor of the Palgrave Series on EU. She has received fellowships from German Marshall Fund, European University Institute, Bosch Foundation,, GAAC, Brown University, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Council of Foreign Relations. She has been part of large EU funded projects including TRANSWORLD, working with various universities and think-tanks across Europe and is currently working on EUCROSS with Centr for Global Governance at Leuven.. She is a regular commentator on news media including National Public Radio, Sirius Radio, Canadian public radio, as well as C-Span, CNN International and others. Currently, she is working on a book project on the intersection of internal trade barriers and the pressures of external trade liberalization on domestic structural reforms in four federal systems, including US, Canada, EU and Australia. Michelle Egan also supports student activities including Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and was one of the faculty involved in the Luxembourg Forum bringing Justices of the European Court of Justice to meet with their Supreme Court counterparts, and host a symposium on comparative legal issues.
Michelle Egan has been interviewed by various tv, radio and media outlets including Canadian Public Television, Canadian Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR Marketplace, Sirius Radio, Maine Public Radio, Illinois Public Radio, Diane Rehm Show, NPR, Marketplace, CNN-International, C-Span, Al-Jazeera as well as other outlets. She has been on panels at the Wilson Center, IAI Rome, German Marshall Fund, Atlantic Council, Cato, and CEPS on various topics related to Europe, economic governance, transatlantic relations, trade, single market, populism, standards, regulation and Brexit. She has worked with various government institutions and think-tanks in different projects. She has been a keynote speaker at ECSA Canada and Nordic Political Science Association. She has presented her work to trade officials as well as career diplomats. Michelle has organized a number of conferences, and was a co-host with colleagues of the Luxembourg Forum in 2016.