New visiting researcher

The IEE-ULB welcomes Mr. Hein Htet (contact: Mr. Hein Htet is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Sciences Po Bordeaux, specializing in European Economic Integration.

His diverse academic background includes a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2020) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Mandaly, Birmania, (2017).

Mr. Hein Htet will be at the IEE-ULB from 3 May to 30 June 2023. Professor François Foret will supervise his research stay.

His research at the IEE-ULB

The title of Mr. Hein Htet’s doctoral thesis is “Mutation or reproduction? : The decision-making process of the European single market through the prism of steel and financial services (1951-2020)”. The research aims to examine how the decision-making process for the single market has evolved over time, particularly in the steel and financial services sectors in the European Union, and more specifically in France and Italy. He will be examining these dynamics through the lenses of liberal intergovernmentalism, new intergovernmentalism, constructivism and historical institutionalism.

During his research stay, Mr. Hein Htet will also analyze how interactions between businesses, interest groups, governments, and European institutions contribute to the integration of the EU’s single market using process-tracing and comparative qualitative analysis.

How to become a visiting researcher at the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB regularly welcomes visiting researchers whose work focuses on its main lines of research.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications which must contain: an up-to-date CV, a research project highlighting the link to one or several of the IEE’s four research themes, the proposed research period, and the name of the IEE-affiliated professor who has agreed to act as the researcher’s supervisor.

Applications should be send to Prof. Ramona ComanDominique Dembour, and Dr. Marta Matrakova.

Decisions on visiting research applications are taken by the Council of the IEE, which gathers five times per year.


For any questions about a visiting research stay at the IEE, please contact the IEE’s Research Logistic Coordinator, Dr. Marta Matrakova.