Cyril Benoît

Research Fellow

Cyril Benoît is CNRS Researcher, Centre for European studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po. His research interests are broadly in comparative and international political economy, with an emphasis on regulatory politics, corporate influence in policy-making (and vice-versa) and on the role of elected representatives in the governance of advanced capitalist economies.

He is currently working on three main projects. The first one (supported by a grant from Chaire PARI) examines how a series of European Union policies and regulations shape industrial organization in the insurance sector, particularly for firms operating in the areas of healthcare and occupational welfare. The goal is more broadly to evaluate how (supranational) regulatory changes contribute to the financialization and marketization of (domestic) Welfare systems. A second project, funded by a SAB research grant (Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques) studies legislative control and oversight of regulatory agencies, and the motives of legislators in exerting such control. Started more recently, a third project evaluates the determinants (as well as the distributive effects) of legislative favouritism in various European political economies. This project was recently awarded a OSUN grant (PI: Mihály Fazekas, Central European University).

Cyril Benoît has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, a Visiting Scholar at Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He received his Doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po Bordeaux in 2016.

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Research Topics

Political Economy ; Public Policy ; Legislative Studies

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