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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Arianna Tassinari

Dr. Arianna Tassinari
Senior Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-240
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

Personal Homepage at the EUI

Research Interests

Comparative political economy; industrial relations; labor market policy; welfare states; state-business relations; Southern European politics; labor sociology; digital platforms and digitalization

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Bulfone, Fabio, and Arianna Tassinari. 2020. "Under Pressure: Electoral Politics, State-Business Relations and Labour Market Reforms in Southern Europe 2010-2018." European Journal of Political Research, published online August 7, 2020.  
Rathgeb Philip, and Arianna Tassinari. 2020. "How the Eurozone Disempowers Trade Unions: The Political Economy of Competitive Internal Devaluation." Socio-Economic Review, published online June 30, 2020.  
Tassinari, Arianna, and J. Donaghey. 2020. "Social Partnership Through and Beyond the Crisis." In Reimagining the Governance of Work and Employment, edited by Dionne Pohler. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.  
Tassinari, Arianna, and Vincenzo Maccarrone. 2020. "Riders on the Storm: Workplace Solidarity among Gig Economy Couriers in Italy and the UK." Work, Employment and Society 34 (1): 35-54.  
Picot, Georg and Arianna Tassinari. 2017. "All of One Kind? Labour Market Reforms Under Austerity in Italy and Spain." Socio-Economic Review 15 (2), 461-482.



Oct. 2020-present Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Weber Programme, Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute, Florence
2015-2019 PhD, Industrial Relations, University of Warwick, Coventry
2014-2015 Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies, Brighton
2013 Research Trainee, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), Dublin
2012-2013 MSc, Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford
2012 Co-President, Students’ Union, SOAS University of London
2008-2011 BA, Politics and Development Studies, SOAS University of London


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2019: Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Warwick  
2015: Scholarship, UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)  
2011: Best Politics Undergraduate Student Award, SOAS University of London  
2008: Award for Academic Excellence, Italian Ministry of Education

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