My publication list includes the well acclaimed monograph ‘European Unions. Labor's Quest for a Transnational Democracy’ (Cornell University Press, 2008, pbk 2010), which made me a ‘leading authority on contemporary trade union developments in Europe’ (Labor History, 50(2): 187). Since then, I have been studying the shift to a much more 'vertical' EU Economic Governance regime; (trans-)national trade union and social movement actions triggered by this shift; EU referendums and Euroscepticism; trade unions and direct democracy; equal pay by gender and nationality; intra-EU labour migration; interest politics and employment relations, notably at the EU-level as well as in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, and Switzerland. Since October 2017, I have been PI of the ERC Consolidator Grant project 'European Unions' (2017-22) that aims to 1) better understand the shift from horizontal to vertical EU integration, 2) analyse labour movements' responses and their feedback effects on the EU's new economic governance regime, 3) open up new analytical approaches to capture the transnational dynamics at work. See: R. Erne (2018) 'Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime'. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research 24 (2): 237-247. https://www.erc-europeanunions.eu/publications-1/ My most recent works have appeared in top journals (British Journal of Industrial Relations, Cambridge Journal of Economics, European Journal of Industrial Relations, European Political Science, Industrial Relations Journal, Labor History, Labor Studies Journal, Transfer: European Review of Labour & Research) and in books with prestigious publishers (Cambridge UP, E Elgar, Kluwer, Manchester UP, Oxford UP, Palgrave, Routledge, Rowman & Littlefield). In the latest article of our ERC group, we have shown that there is little evidence that the EU’s post-crisis economic governance regime has moved in a more ‘social’ direction: J Jordan, V Maccarrone and R Erne (2020) 'Towards a Socialisation of the EU's New Economic Governance Regime? EU labour policy interventions in Germany, Italy, Ireland, & Romania (2009-19) British Journal of Industrial Relations, doi: 10.1111/bjir.12522.