Emmanuel COMTE

Emmanuel Comte

Senior Research Fellow

  • Issues: Migrations.

Professional experience

Emmanuel Comte is Senior Research Fellow in the areas of migration and European Integration at CIDOB, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, he holds a European Phd in History of Europe and of International Relations summa cum laude from Sorbonne University. His Ph.D. dissertation received the €2,000 Ph.D. dissertation prize from the French Ministry of Social Affairs. He previously held academic positions at the European University Institute in Florence, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Vienna School of International Studies. His research focuses on the history of European Integration and the contemporary history of migration in Europe. He studies recent European history to find out when immigration generates disputes and when, by contrast, liberal migration arrangements can occur. He also aims to expand knowledge on European Integration by highlighting the role of Germany. His latest book is The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany's Strategic Hegemony published by Routledge.

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Scientific Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Comte, Emmanuel, and Anna Kyriazi. ‘Insights into Migration with Macroeconomics: An Interdisciplinary Assessment.’ In: Jordi Caballe, Joan Llull, and Eugenia Vella (eds.), Understanding Migration with Macroeconomics. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Comte, Emmanuel, and Simone Paoli. ‘The Narrowing-Down of the OEEC/OECD Migration Functions, 1947-1986.’ In: The OECD and the International Political Economy Since 1948.Edited by Matthieu Leimgruber & Matthias Schmelzer, 261–84. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Comte, Emmanuel. ‘Les origines de la citoyenneté européenne, de 1974 à 1992.’ In L’Europe des citoyens et la citoyenneté européenne. Évolutions, limites et perspectives, edited by Michel Catala, Stanislas Jeannesson, & Anne-Sophie Lamblin-Gourdin, 69–87. Bern: Peter Lang, 2016.

Edited Volume

Encyclopedia Entries


    EU Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability

    This project studies the past, present and future of differentiated integration models in the European Union’s governance with the aim of facilitating policy-making, problem solving and policy implementation in the EU.