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Scholar in Residence at the MPIfG

Each year the MPIfG invites a distinguished scholar in the field of political science, economics or sociology to spend three to six months at the institute. Scholars in residence are known for their outstanding academic achievements and pursue a particular research project that coincides with the research conducted at the MPIfG.
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Lucio Baccaro Is Scholar in Residence 2015/2016

Lucio Baccaro will be the MPIfG Scholar in Residence for the 2015/2016 winter term. Lucio Baccaro (PhD MIT 1999) is Professor of sociology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he teaches courses in economic and political sociology, comparative political economy, epistemology, and research design and methods. Previously he taught at Case Western Reserve University and MIT, and held senior research positions in the International Labour Organization. His main research focus is the political economy of employment relations and labor market institutions. His current work examines the trajectories of post-Fordist growth models, the extent and consequences of liberalization in advanced countries, and the determinants of precarious employment contracts in European labor markets. Another stream, based on experimental research, analyzes the effects of deliberations on citizens' willingness to extend political rights to resident aliens.



Selected Publications

  • Similar Structures, Different Outcomes: Corporatism’s Surprising Resilience and Transformation. In: Review of Keynesian Economics 2(2), 207-233 (2014).
  • A Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism (with C. Howell). In: Politics and Society 39, 521-563 (2011).
  • Labor, Globalization, and Inequality: Are Trade Unions Still Redistributive? (with M. Simoni). In: Research in the Sociology of Work 22, 213-285 (2011).
  • Organizational Determinants of Wage Moderation In: World Politics 63, 341-376 (2010).
  • Policy Concertation in Europe: Understanding Government Choice (with M. Simoni). In: Comparative Political Studies 41, 1323-1348 (2008).
  • Institutional Determinants of Unemployment in OECD Countries: Does the Deregulatory View Hold Water? (with D. Rei). In: International Organization 61, 527-69 (2007).


Scholar in Residence Lecture Series 2015-2016

In his lecture series "The Growth Model Perspective on Comparative Capitalism" Lucio Baccaro examines the nature and changes of European growth models and focus specifically on the German and Italian experiences. The lectures will be on October 7, 14, and 21, 2015.


Past Scholars in Residence


Robert Boyer

Economist and Associate Researcher at the Institut des Amériques, Vanves, France

Francesco Boldizzoni

Professor of economic history at the University of Turin, Italy

Patrick Le Galès

CNRS director of research at the Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po, Paris

Arndt Sorge

Honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam

J. Nicholas Ziegler

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley

Bruno Amable

Professor of Economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Christoph Deutschmann

Professor of Sociology at the University of Tübingen

David Stark

Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University

Jack Barbalet

Professor of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University


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