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Jean-Marc Trouille

Jean Monnet Chair - Assoc. Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)


Jean-Marc is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "The European Union and Regional Integration in the East African Community" ('Jean Monnet in Africa', Bradford, 2022-25). He was previously lead partner of the Jean Monnet Network "The EU, Africa and China in the Global Age" (EU-EAC, Bradford, 2016-20), as well as a participant in the Jean Monnet Network "The EU, Africa and Mediterranean Integration in the Global Age" (AMENET, Madrid, 2018-22).  He holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration and European Business Management from the European Commission. He studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he specialised in the Economics of German-speaking countries. His research in the field of European public policy, with emphasis on economic, industrial, competition and trade policies, is complemented by a comparative focus on the relationship of governments (in particular France, Germany and the UK) with industry and markets in the background of different varieties of capitalism co-existing within Europe. He is the author or co-author of 41 academic articles in international journals including West European Politics, German Politics and Society, La Documentation française Problèmes économiques, Modern & Contemporary France, Dokumente, Frankreich Jahrbuch, and Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. He has co-edited 3 special issues of 'Studii Europene', 2 select volumes, and contributed 24 chapters to collective volumes. In addition, he has written policy contributions to EU Commission Jean Monnet calls, numerous contributions to practitioner journals, blogposts, and has paid other contributions to the press, broadcasting, and leading international fora for debate like The Global Observatory and Strife. Recent publications and current projects include Franco-German economic and industrial cooperation in Europe, Franco-German cooperation in the Eurozone crisis, reciprocity in public procurement markets, EU industrial policy, business interest representation in the EU, and more recently, on regional economic integration in the EU’s Southern neighbourhood. He has carried out research with a number of research institutions such as the Franco-German Institute (Ludwigsburg), the French Institute of Foreign Relations (IFRI Paris-Brussels), the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP Berlin), the BMW Center at Georgetown University (Washington DC). Jean-Marc has co-organised with his Jean Monnet Network partners 18 conferences, policy debates, workshops and training sessions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, China and Brussels. He has given more than 100 invited talks and keynote speeches in 27 countries. He frequently contributes to roundtable debates on current European affairs at various events, in guest lectures, and in the media. Geographic areas of interest include: the European Union, Germany, France, the Netherlans, Ukraine, Sub-Saharan Africa, and more specifically the East African Community. 


Research interests cover:

EU policies affecting business, particularly industrial policy and trade policy.

The management of government-industry relations within the EU.

Franco-German economic and industrial co-operation and inter-firm linkages.

Varieties of capitalism in Europe.

Business cultures, and intercultural dimensions of industrial co-operation.

Business interest representation in the EU. 

Regional and continental integration in Africa.

Current Projects:

Franco-German economic and industrial cooperation in Europe.

Business representation to the EU.

Reciprocity issues in EU international trade.

Regional economic integration in Africa.

EU Development Policy in Africa.

The Africa policies of France, Germany, and Europe.


TitleThe European migration crisis as a factor in foreign market entry decisions of German multinationals: Part 1 – Impact of the crisis in Germany (2017)
AuthorsHuyer, E.B.; Trouille, Jean-Marc
TitleThe European migration crisis as a factor in foreign market entry decisions of German multinationals: Part 2 – German MNEs and the migration challenge (2017)
AuthorsHuyer, E.B.; Trouille, Jean-Marc
TitlePerceptions of institutional complexity and lobbyists’ decisions to join lobbying coalitions – evidence from the European Union context (2015)
AuthorsBarron, A.; Trouille, Jean-Marc
JournalEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy
TitleIndustrial Nationalism versus European Partnerships: An Analysis of State-led Franco-German Inter-firm Linkages (2014)
AuthorsTrouille, Jean-Marc
TitleLes politiques économique et monétaire européennes – La France maillon faible de l’alliance franco-allemande? (2016)
AuthorsTrouille, Jean-Marc