Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political in the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, her BA from Bryn Mawr College, and attended Sciences Po, Paris. Professor Schmidt has published widely in European political economy, institutions and democracy, as well as on neo-institutional theory (discursive institutionalism). Recent books include Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (Cambridge, co-edited, 2013), Democracy in Europe (Oxford, 2006)—named in 2015 by the European Parliament as one of the ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember’—and The Futures of European Capitalism (Oxford, 2002). Recent honors and awards include an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels, the Belgian Franqui Interuniversity Chair for foreign scholars, a research fellowship from the European Commission (DG ECFIN), and co-investigator on a multi-year EU HORIZON 2020 Grant. Prof. Schmidt is past head of the European Union Studies Association, sits on the advisory boards of the Wissenschaft Zentrum Berlin, the Vienna Institute for Peace, and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (Brussels), is co-chair of the EU Studies group at Harvard’s Center for European Studies. Her forthcoming book is entitled: Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone.