Cécile Hoareau

Job title: 
Research Associate - Research University Going Global

Cecile Hoareau McGrath is a CSHE Research Associate and an analyst at RAND Europe. She previously worked as a project leader at the University of Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology, as well as with various public policy consultancies.

McGrath's interests lie in comparative education policies, particularly higher education. In 2012, she completed a comparative study of higher education policies across Europe. She also contributed to a European Commission project on university-business cooperation in North America.

McGrath completed her postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, as a Fulbright-Schuman scholar. She has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, a M.Sc. from University College London and an undergraduate degree from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Strasbourg. She is a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research fellow at the University of Maastricht.

 More information is available about her on RAND Europe's website http://www.rand.org/about/people/m/mcgrath_cecile_hoareau.html and her personal webpage: http://cecilehoareau.org.


Articles in refereed journals

Douglass, J.A., Edelstein, & Hoareau, C. (2014). Bring the world to California: A global hub for higher education. BOOM: A Journal of California, 4(1), 54-61.

Accepted for publication, “Deliberative governance in the European Higher Education Area: the Bologna process as a case of alternative governance architecture in Europe,” Journal of European Public Policy.

In Press, “I love you… me neither, policy transfer in higher education policy and the dual role of globalisation in discourse and modes of governance in France,” in Time and Mind, Toronto.

Under review, “Globalization and dual modes of higher education policy-making in France: je t’aime moi non plus,” submitted to French Politics.

Chapters in book

Under contract, “Financing higher education through future revenues: A comparison between student financing systems in France and England,” Innovation Politique, Paris, commissioned for translation in French.

Other publications

Accepted for publication “Building a student loan scheme, five lessons from the US student loan system for China,” in University Education Science, commissioned for translation into Chinese.
Forthcoming “Enseignement superieur et mondialisation en France”, commissioned for Repères magazine.
2010 “Globalization and dual modes of higher education policy making in France, je t’aime moi non plus,” in CSHE Research and Occasional Paper Series, UC Berkeley.
2010 “Financing EU student mobility, a proposed credit union scheme for Europe,” in CSHE Research and Occasional Paper Series, UC Berkeley.
2009 “How can businesses achieve social needs?”, co-editor with Dr Olga Luzon, Goodenough College: London

Working papers

2011 “The Demise of the welfare state? Changes in higher education policy since the Great Recession.”
2010 “Domestic context and implementation: actors’ preferences, polity and discourse in higher education policy in France and England (1999 – 2007) in ‘Europe’s newest single market? How higher education systems are Europeanised,” for special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
2009 “Beyond the divide: a new methodology reconciling constructivist and rational choice views on deliberation in Europe.”
2008 “The British student loan system.”

More publications


Invited presentations

2011 Princeton, European Union Program, 15 April.
2011 City College New York, Division of Social Sciences, 12 April.
2011 State University of New York Buffalo, Social Foundations and Comparative Education, 01 March.
2010 London School of Economics, Department of Philosophy, Deliberative Democracy Workshop, 2 July.
2010 Central European University, Department of Public Policy, Budapest, 16 April.
2008 Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Studies, Budapest, 17 April.
2008 Goodenough College, London, 28 February.
2007 CNRS/Sciences Po, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, Paris, June.

Presentations at professional conferences

2011 American Political Science Association (forthcoming).
2011 European Consortium for Political Research (forthcoming).
2009 European Consortium for Political Research.
2009 Political Studies Association.
2009 Midwest Political Studies Association.
2008/2010 University Association for Contemporary European Studies.


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Current Research Projects

Research Universities Going Global