Sophie Meunier’s and co-author Zenobia T. Chan’s recently published the article “Behind the screen: Understanding national support for a foreign investment screening mechanism in the European Union” in The Review of International Organizations. This is the first research article exploring the political genesis of the new foreign direct investment screening framework adopted by the European Union in 2019 and implemented in 2020. It explores in particular the role that the recent influx of Chinese investment into Europe played in prompting the EU countries to adopt some investment screening measures at the collective level. This article contributes to the growing literature on Investment Screening Mechanisms, which is the current focus of Meunier’s research.
Sophie Meunier is Senior Research Scholar at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and Co-Director of the European Union Program at Princeton. Her current work deals with the politics of Foreign Direct Investment in Europe, notably Chinese investment, and the politics of Investment Screening Mechanisms. She was made Chevalier des Palmes Academiques by the French Government.
Zenobia T. Chan is a PhD Candidate in Politics at Princeton University and a 2021–22 USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar. She studies signaling in foreign policy and the economic statecraft of revisionist powers. Her research interests lie in the intersection of international political economy, security studies, and computational social sciences.