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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro

Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-200
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

Comparative political economy; international political economy; comparative employment relations; comparative labor movements; global justice; deliberative democracy

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Baccaro, Lucio. 2018. "The Flexibilisation of German Industrial Relations." In: Explaining Germany’s Exceptional Recovery, edited by Daria Marin, 31-37. A eBook. London: CEPR Press.  
Baccaro, Lucio, and Chris Howell. 2017. Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation: European Industrial Relations since the 1970s. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  
Baccaro, Lucio, and Chiara Benassi. 2017. "Throwing Out the Ballast: Growth Models and the Liberalization of German Industrial Relations." Socio-Economic Review 15 (1): 85-115.  
Baccaro, Lucio, and Chris Howell. 2017. "Unhinged: Industrial Relations Liberalization and Capitalist Instability." MPIfG Discussion Paper 17/19. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.  
Baccaro, Lucio, André Bächtiger, and Marion Deville. 2016. "Small Differences That Matter: The Impact of Discussion Modalities on Deliberative Outcomes." British Journal of Political Science 46 (3): 551-566.  
Baccaro, Lucio, and Jonas Pontusson. 2016. "Rethinking Comparative Political Economy: The Growth Model Perspective." Politics & Society 44 (2): 175-207.  
Baccaro, Lucio. 2014. "Similar Structures, Different Outcomes: Corporatism’s Surprising Resilience and Transformation." Review of Keynesian Economics 2 (2): 207-233.  
Baccaro, Lucio, and Chris Howell. 2011. "A Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism." Politics & Society 39 (4): 521-563.  
Baccaro, Lucio, and Marco Simoni. 2010. "Organizational Determinants of Wage Moderation." World Politics 62 (4): 594-635.  
Baccaro, Lucio, and Diego Rei. 2007. "Institutional Determinants of Unemployment in OECD Countries: Does the Deregulatory View Hold Water?" International Organization 61 (3): 527-569.
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since 2017 Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
since 2009 Professor of Macrosociology, Department of Sociology, Geneva School of Social Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Deputy Dean in charge of research since August 2016)
2006-2008 Maurice F. Strong Career Development Assistant Professor, Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER), Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Cambridge
2000-2005 Various positions at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland (Senior Research Officer; Research and Policy Development Specialist; Interim Head of Research of the International Institute for Labour Studies)
1998-2001 Assistant Professor of Labor and Human Resource Policy, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
1993-1999 PhD in Management and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1994-1998 Instructor, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Stoà School of Management, Ercolano, Italy
1993-1997 Doctorate in Labor Law and Industrial Relations, University of Pavia, Italy


Professional Activities (Selected)

Executive Council Member, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) (since 2017)  
Co-coordinator of the Industrial Relations and Political Economy Network of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) (2007-2017)  
Member of the Interdisciplinary and Sinergia Panels of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2012-2017)  
Associate Editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations (2013-2016)

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2015: Scholar in Residence, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne  
2011: International Geneva Award for publications in international relations for Lucio Baccaro and Valentina Mele, "Pathology of Path Dependency? The ILO and the Challenge of 'New Governance'" (later published in ILR Review 65, 2, 195-294, 2012), from the Swiss Network for International Studies  
2003: 2002 Outstanding Young Scholar Award of the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA)  
2001: Recipient of the 2000 Founder’s Prize for the paper "Negotiating Pension Reform with the Unions" from the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)  
1984: Alfiere del lavoro (awarded annually by the President of the Italian Republic to the top 25 high-school graduates in the country)

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