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Political Responses to Economic Change: De-industrialization, Globalization, and Service Sector Development

Globalization, De-Industrialization, and Service Sector Expansion:
Political Responses to Economic Change
(POLGLOBALSERV)

 Project Funded by: The European Commission
Hosted by: The Institute for International Integration Studies,Trinity College Dublin

Team Leader: Dr. Anne Wren

Project Fellows


Lucy Barnes received her PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 2010. Her research interests focus on the comparative political economy of the advanced democracies, and the interaction between economic inequality and political institutions in the determination of government policy. As part of the Marie Curie Excellence Team project she has conducted research on the political implications of changes in working time arrangements associated with the service transition, on the political underpinnings of the current financial crisis and its relationship with the service transition (including detailed comparative case study analyses of Liberal regimes), and on the historical links between economic exposure, the distribution of incomes, and preferences over trade policy and taxation (including case study analyses of the UK, French and US cases). Lucy completed her term with the project in 2011 and is currently a Post doctoral fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. Lucy can be contacted at lucy.barnes@nuffield.ox.ac.uk


Mate Fodor received his MSc. in Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. His current research focuses on the game theoretical underpinnings of the interaction between the educational and labor markets, and in particular the mechanisms and effects of job market signaling. He is particularly interested in applying these models in a service sector context. As part of the Marie Curie Excellence Team project Mate has conducted econometric analyses of the distributional implications and the political and institutional underpinnings of service sector expansion. Mate completed his term with the project in 2010 and is currently a PhD Candidate in Economics at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Mate can be contacted at fodorm@tcd.ie


Tim Hicks received his DPhil in Political Science from Oxford University in 2009.  His current research is focused on projects looking at the politics of education policy and the implications of strategic considerations when parties disagree over desired policies. As part of the Marie Curie Excellence Team project he conducted research on the political economy of the privatization of state-owned enterprises, as well as the structures chosen for the provision of health and education services.  The latter projects involved cases studies of liberal and social democratic regimes, both in the period immediately after the Second World War and in the past 20 years.  Tim completed his term with the project at the end of 2010 and is currently a Lecturer in Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. Tim can be contacted at tim.hicks@tcd.ie


Philipp Rehm received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at Duke University in 2008. His areas of interest include comparative political economy (of advanced industrialized countries), welfare state politics, political behavior, and labor market politics. As part of the Marie Curie Excellence Team project, Philipp conducted research on changes in labour market outcomes associated with the service transition, and their implications for politics (political behaviour, electoral outcomes, and patterns of political coalition formation); he was also heavily involved in the assembly of the project dataset. Philipp completed his term with the project in 2008 and is currently Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. Philipp can be contacted at rehm.16@osu.edu


 

Daniel Schultz Daniel Schultz received his M.Sc in Political Science from Trinity College  Dublin in 2009. His current research focuses on voting behaviour, party competition, political knowledge and government formation. As part of the Marie Curie Excellence Team project Daniel has assisted with the analysis of the impact of changes in labour market outcomes associated with the service transition on political preferences.  Daniel completed his term with the project in 2011 and is currently a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences, at the University of Cologne. Daniel can be contacted at schultzd@tcd.ie


Sanjay Pinto is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University. His research focuses on the comparative political economy of social inequality with reference to economically advanced and newly industrialized countries. As part of the Marie Curie Excellence Team project Sanjay conducted research on the relationship between the spread of new types of working arrangements and the service transition and assisted with the assembly of the dataset. Sanjay completed his term with the project in 2008 and is currently completing his PhD at Harvard University. Sanjay can be contacted at sjpinto@fas.harvard.edu

 

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