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Anton Hemerijck

For prospective students

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.

Seminars and workshops


COUDRAY, Quentin (FR)

Leisure policies in Europe: A perspective on the future of the welfare state


ERVIK, Jonas Huus (NOR)

Bridging the Divide: Partisan Business Cycles and Globalization



Europe in the aftermath of the Great Recession: the generational cleavage and the future of democracy


SANDU, Daniel (RO)

From Not Competitive to Well-Prepared: A study of the modern European social model and its response to technological automation


SOBOCINSKI, Maciej Mariusz (PL)

Old responses to new challenges? Population ageing, social investment and the recalibration of family policy in Hungary and Poland

Selected Publications


Important book publications include ‘A Dutch Miracle’ with Jelle Visser (Amsterdam University Press, 1997), ‘The Future of Social Europe’ with Maurizio Ferrera and Martin Rhodes (CELTA Press Lisbon, 2000), and ‘Why We Need a New Welfare State’ with Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Duncan Gallie and John Myles (Oxford University Press, 2002). His monograph is Changing Welfare States (Oxford University Press, 2013) received numerous positive reviews (see OUP website). His  edited volume The Uses of Social Investment has been published with OUP in the spring of 2017.



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