Lukas Spielberger is PhD researcher at the Institute of Political Science. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Twente, and postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics and the College of Europe, Bruges. He has organised several simulation games of EU politics. Lukas’ research interests concern the political economy of economic and financial integration in Europe. In his PhD research he investigates how central banks cooperated during the financial crisis in Central and Eastern Europe.