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Giacomo Benedetto was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Budget Policy at Royal Holloway in 2016. He has published research on the European Union's Budget and its financing, the European Parliament, the British House of Commons, the constitutional politics of the EU and on Euroscepticism in the Journal of European Public Policy, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics, the Journal of European Integration and in the Journal of Public Policy. In 2012, Palgrave-Macmillan published volume on the Reform of the European Union Budget that he co-edited. His current research is on the reform of the sources of revenue in the European Union Budget and the reaching of package agreements for budgetary change. From 2015 to 2016, he advised the EU's High Level Group on Own Resources on methods for arriving at agreement on a new system for financing the EU's budget. He teaches courses at BA and MSc level in EU history, politics and policy, comparative European politics, comparative democracy and democratization, and comparative institutional politics. In the past he has taught courses on the government and public policy of France. He supervises a PhD student on the subject of creating a single European market in services. He was also the lead supervisor of Dr Albena Kuyumdzhieva who gained her PhD in 2018 on EU counter-corruption policy, and of Dr Ana-Iuliana Postu, who gained her PhD in 2015 on 'How Committees Run the European Parliament'. You can find out more about his work on his Royal Holloway PURE page.