David Mayes is guest researcher at ARENA, where he is contributing to the EuroDiv Project. He is Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions and Director of the New Zealand Governance Centre at the University of Auckland. Until taking up the present appointment he was also Director of the Europe Institute, and is now also Chairman of the Board.
Mayes' main academic interest lies in the aspects of the problems raised by closer economic, financial and monetary integration particularly in Europe. In the EuroDiv Project, Mayes is working specifically on the political economy workpackage. He is looking both at the implications of a "banking union" and the enhanced fiscal aspects of monetary union for the future structures of governance and operation of the EU/EEA. His work will consider the implications of the diversity of impact of both the measures and the enduring financial crisis.