Dr Leila Simona TalaniDr Leila Simona Talani is a Lecturer in International and European Politics and Political Economy at the University of Bath.She was previously a lecturer at the European Institute of the London School of Economics, and spent a year as Associate Expert on migration issues at the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention in Cairo.She
gained a PhD with Distinction from the European University Institute
in Florence in 1998.Her
thesis has been published as Betting For and Against EMU (Ashgate:2000).She
is also the author of European Political Economy: Political Science Perspectives (Ashgate:2004), Between Growth and Stability: the Demise and Reform of the Stability and Growth Pact (Edward Elgars:2008), Back to Maastricht (CSP:2008), EU and the Balkans: Policy of integration and disintegration (CSP:2008), The future of EMU (Palgrave: 2008), and From Egypt to Europe (I.B.Tauris:2009).Her
current research interests focus on the political economy of migration flows from southern Mediterranean countries to the EU and on the credibility of exchange rate commitments and economic agreements.She
is a native speaker of Italian but is also fluent in English, Spanish and French, has a working knowledge of German, and is learning Arabic.