Public event

Growth and welfare in advanced capitalist economies - How have growth regimes evolved?

Presentation and discussion of the new book "Growth and welfare in advanced capitalist economies. How have growth regimes evolved?, co-edited by Anke Hassel and Bruno Palier and published by Oxford University Press.

After a brief presentation by Anke Hassel and Bruno Palier, distinguished scholars from CIVICA universities will discuss the book.

About the book

The book Growth and welfare in advanced capitalist economies. How have growth regimes evolved?, published by Oxford University Press in January, takes stock of major economic challenges for advanced industrial democracies since the early 1990s and how governments have responsed to them. The book examines how welfare policies ­­– like tax incentives for private pension savings and housing investments, or skills development to support employment – have played a strong role in the growth strategies of advanced capitalist economies.

With contributions from some of today’s most prominent scholars on the different varieties of capitalism, the book explores how political economies have transformed in recent decades. The authors analyse government contributions to these changes by looking at their growth strategies, and examine the role of welfare system reforms in an era characterised by financialization – the increasing role of the financial sector in the economy – and the rise of the knowledge economy. 






Anke Hassel is Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School. Her research focus is on the labour market regulation, social partnership and the comparative political economy of developed industrial nations. Her latest publication is a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy on The Political Economy of Pension Financialisation: Public Policy Responses to the Crisis (with Tobias Wiß). 

Bruno Palier is CNRS Research Director at Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes et de politique comparée. He works on the comparative political economy of welfare state reforms. His latest publication is Welfare Democracies and Party Politics, co-edited with Philip Manow and Hanna Schwander (2018, Oxford University Press).

Béla Greskovits is University Professor in the Departments of International Relations and Political Science at the Central European University. His research focuses on the political economy of East-Central European capitalism, comparative economic development, social movements, and democratisation. His book Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery (Cornell), co-authored with Dorothee Bohle, received the prestigious 2013 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. 

Anton Hemerijck is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the European University Institute in Florence. As Dean of the Faculty of the Social Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, he co-founded the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE) with Jonathan Zeitlin. Key publications include Changing Welfare States (2013) and The Uses of Social Investment (2017), both published with Oxford University Press.

Alexander Kentikelenis is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Political Economy at Bocconi University in Milan. He previously held research posts at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. Kentikelenis has published extensively on global governance issues and on the social consequences of market liberalisation in leading journals, including the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, The Lancet, and World Development.

Waltraud Schelkle is Professor in Political Economy at the London School of Economics' European Institute. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Her research interests are the evolving economic governance of the European Monetary Union and social policy reforms directed at financial markets.Schelkle is also a Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington, DC.

This event is hosted by CIVICA