I am a Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. My main field of research is comparative political economy with a focus on welfare state and labour market reforms. I am interested in the politics of welfare state retrenchment, particularly in the context of the Eurozone crisis, the welfare state agenda of populist radical right parties, the political economy of labour migration, and the patterns of cooperation between governments, trade unions and employers in Western Europe. My book "Social Concertation in Times of Austerity" has just been published by Amsterdam University Press in 2013.
Before joining King's College, I have held research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, the European University Institute in Florence (Max Weber programme), the University of Amsterdam, and Johns Hopkins University (SAIS, Washington DC). I earned my PhD in Politics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where I also grew up. I am one of the convenors of the ECPR Standing Group on the politics of Welfare and Social Policy Reform.
Department of Political Economy
King's College London
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