Anton Hemerijck

Chair in Political Science and Sociology

Anton HemerijckAnton Hemerijck joined the EUI, as Professor of Political Science and Sociology, in January 2017. Trained as an economist at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, he took his doctorate from Oxford University. In his capacity of Dean of the Faculty of the Social Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, together with Jonathan Zeitlin, he founded with the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE). He also directed the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the principle think tank in the Netherlands, while holding a professorship in Comparative European Social Policy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Between 1996 and 2000 he was senior researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. In addition, he has held numerous visiting appointments, ranging from MIT to the University of Lisbon, the University of Antwerp, the Collegio Carlo Alberto of Turin University. Between 2014 and 2017, Anton Hemerijck was Centennial Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  Over the past decade he frequently served as an advisor on social policy, social investment and the welfare state for the European Commission. Key publications include Changing Welfare States (2013) and The Uses of Social Investment (2017), both published with Oxford University Press.

Research interests: the social investment in Europe and beyond; the politics of inter-temporal policy choice; open institutionalism as corrective to prevailing determinist account of policy legacies, political institutions, and their socioeconomic impact


Address: Via dei Roccettini  9 
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI), Italy

Email: [email protected] 

Office: BF-183, Badia Fiesolana

Tel.: [+39] 055 4685 442


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Tel. [+39] 055 4685 244

Page last updated on 31 July 2020

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