I supervise dissertations with a focus on explaining institutional change and structural reform for a comparative approach in the tradition of political institutionalism, based on mixes of qualitative and quantitative empirical data.
My previous supervisees’ research topics cover a broad array of social and economic policy making in both domestic and supranational policy making arenas, including social security, pensions, labour market policy, health, human capital, migration, work-life balance policies and social investment.
My current interests focus on
• 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.