Kurt Hübner is professor of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair at the Institute for European Studies at UBC. Central to Hübner’s research are topics of global and European currency regimes, international regimes of foreign direct investment, and the relations between innovation and sustainability. His latest research focuses in a comparative way on national pathways to low carbon-emission economies where he is heading a international research group with scholars from Italy, Norway, Canada and Germany. Currently he is working on a project on currency competition and currency co-operation, which analyses the relations between the US Dollar, the Euro and the Chinese renminbi in the process of a multipolarization of the global economy.