Delighted that our paper with Daphne Halikiopoulou ‘Risks, Costs and Labour Markets: Explaining cross-national patterns of far right party success in European Parliament Elections’ has won APSA’s European Politics & Society Best Paper Award
My research on the adverse impact of non-inclusive coordination on wage inequality will be published in the Journal of Comparative European Politics!
I presented the latest version of my book chapter on employment deregulation and labour market performance in France at the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels. The chapter is part of an edited volume on this topic covering an impressive number of countries in both western and eastern Europe.
I attended the annual conference of the Council for European Studies in Philadelphia which was great fun and quite busy. First, I was discussing Alison Johnston’s new book (forthcoming with Cornell University Press) “From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instabilityof the Euro” – it’s a great book: theoretically sophisticated and empirically solid. Second, I also discussed five very interesting papers in the panel on new developments in labour market policy organised by Carlo Knotz and Flavia Fossati. Third, I presented my paper on “The Impact of the Elderly on Inflation Rates in Developed Countries” and received some excellent comments by Prof Achim Goerres. Last but not least, my co-author Daphne Halikiopoulou presented our ongoing research on the welfare state and far right support and again received very good comments.
My research with Daphne Halikiopoulou on welfare state institutions and far right support has been mentioned in The Independent.
My new paper “Union inclusiveness and temporary agency workers: The role of power resources and union ideology” has just been published in the European Journal of Industrial Relations (joint with Chiara Benassi).
My paper proposal (joint with Bob Hancke) on the Political Economy of Inflation and Disinflation has been accepted at the European Political Science Association conference which will take place in Brussels in June 2016
Back to teaching after my sabbatical last term. This term I’ll be teaching two modules: one on European Political Integration, where we will discuss the history and institutions of the EU as well as the upcoming UK referendum; the other on the Politics of the Welfare State in advanced economies.