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Research interests

I have a PhD in Social Policy from the University of York (UK). I work in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath (UK). My current theoretical and empirical work is organized across three broad research themes: 

  • Power and governance in public policy
  • Family as a socio-economic actor in the political economy of welfare
  • Labour commodification, social (in)security and social reproduction

Accordingly, my most recent publications focused on:

  • EU economic governance and trans-national ordoliberalism
  • The political economy of welfare in semi-peripheral capitalist countries (including East Asia, Southern Europe and Latin America).
  • The social politics of austerity and the erosion of middle classes in southern European countries.

My work is premised on the ontological and epistemological foundations of critical realism. I am an expert in a variety of methodological approaches and techniques related to the comparative study of institutional design of social and public policies and their impact. These include (indicatively): advanced techniques of quantifying policy attributes (like micro-data simulation using model households); comparative political economy; historical institutionalism; and critical governance analysis.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am interested in supervising PhD projects that share one or more of my research interests.

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