Collaborative Research Projects

Toward Employment-friendly Welfare State - research project by RECWOWE, a European research network on questions of work and welfare in Europe.

GUSTO - Governance of Uncertainty - a collaborative research project on addressing the challenges of economic uncertainty and sustainability through employment, industrial relations, social and environmental policies in European countries, funded by the European Commission FP7 programme.

ICaTSEM - a collaborative research project aiming to analyse, within a comparative institutionalist analytical framework, the trajectories of socio-economic development models in Europe. Funded by the European Commission FP7 programme.


Networks and Workshops

Annual Political Economy Doctoral Workshop, annual workshop which has previously gathered PhD students from EUI, Corvinus University, LSE, University of Cambridge, Mannheim University, University of Oxford to present papers and discuss latest topics in comparative political economy.

Transnational Capitalism Workshop series, with participants from LSE, EUI, Max Planck Institute and University of Oxford.

European Doctoral Workshop in Industrial Relations series, with participants from Central European University, IAAEG at the University of Trier, London School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, University of Milan, Warwick Business School

Synergizing Political Economy in Central Europe, with participants from Corvinus University, University of Debrecen, Comenius University, Slovak Academy of Sciences, CERGE-EI, Charles University Prague, Cracow University of Economics, Jagiellonian University, and Belgrade University, planned for Spring 2011


PERG publications and working papers

Tepavcevic, Sanja. 2015. Loren Graham: Lonely Ideas - Can Russia Compete?, Cambridge, Massahusetts: The MIT Press 2013. Book Review. JEEMS vol 20. no. 2, pp. 255-258.

Tepavcevic, Sanja. 2015. "The motives of Russian state-owned companies for outward foreign direct investment and its impact on state-company cooperation: observations concerning the energy sector." Transnational Corporations vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 29-58.

Bodenstein, Thilo and Achim Kemmerling. 2015. "A Paradox of Redistribution in International Aid? The Determinants of Poverty-Oriented Development Assistance". in World Development. Vol. 76. pp. 359-369

Kemmerling, Achim and Albana Rexha. 2015. "Evaluating the Evaluators: When and How Does the World Bank Evaluate Its Projects in the Western Balkans" Working Paper Center for Policy Studies, 2015/5

Bernaciak, Magdalena. 2015. Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe. Routledge, 2015

Rekhviashvili, Lela. 2015. "Marketization and the public-private divide: Contestations between the state and the petty traders over the access to public space in Tbilisi" in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Vol. 35 (7/8)

Burger, Anna. 2015. "Extreme working hours in Western Europe and North America: A New Aspect of Polarization" LEQs paper No. 92 

Kahancová, Marta and Imre Szabó. 2015. "Hospital Bargaining in the wake og Management Reforms: Hungary and Slovakia compared" European Journal of Industrial Relations.   

Adăscăliței, Dragos and Ștefan Guga. 2015. Negotiating Agency and Structure: Trade Union Organizing Strategies in a Hostile Environment. Economic and Industrial Democracy. pp.1-22

Kemmerling, Achim and Zbigniew Truchlewski. 2015 "Fiscal Performance in Germany: When do Governments Consolidate and How Do They Survive this?" in Deficits, Debt in Industrialized Democracies. Edited by Eisaku Ide and Gene Park. Routledge Research in Comparative Politics. London

Paster, Thomas. 2015. "Bringing Power Back In. A Review on the Literature on the Role of Business in Welfare State Politics" MPIfG Discussion Paper 15/3

Dorsch, Michael, Karl Dunz and Paul Maarek. 2015 "Macro-Shocks and Costly Political Action in Non-Democracies". Public Choice Vol. 162. 2-4. pp. 381-404

Hübscher, Evelyne. 2015. "The Politics of Fiscal Consolidation Revisited"Journal of Public Policy

Kemmerling, Achim. 2015. "The End of Work or Work Without End? How People's Beliefs about Labour Shapes Retirement Policies" Journal of Public Policy

Paster, Thomas. 2014. "Why Did Austrian Business Oppose Welfare Cuts? How the Organization of Interests Shapes Business Attitudes Toward Social Partnership" Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 47, no. 7

Kovács, Borbála. 2014."Managing access to full-time public daycare and preschool services in Romania: Planfulness, cream-skimming and ‘interventions’". Journal of Eurasian Studies. pp. 1-11

Dorsch, Michael and Paul Maarek. 2014. Inefficient Predation and Poltical Transition. European Journal of Political Economy.  Vol. 37. pp. 37-48

Beblavy, M.; Kurekova, L. M. "Into the First League: The Competetive Advantage of the Antivirus Industry in the Czech Republic and Slovakia." Competition & Change, 2014

Schneider, Carsten; Makszin, Kristin. "Forms of welfare capitalism and education-based participatory inequality", Socio-Economic Review, 2014.

Dorsch, Michael. "Economic Development and Determinants of Environmental Concern", Social Science Quarterly, 2014.

Dorsch, Michael; McCann, Fergal; McGuirck, Eoin "Democratic Accountability, Regulation, and Inward Investment Policy", Economics & Politics, 2014.

Kemmerling, Achim. "How Labour ended up taxing itself and why it matters: The long-term evolution of politics in German labour taxation", Journal of European Social Policy, 2014.

Pegels, Anna; Becker, Bastian. "Implementing Green Industrial Policy", in A. Pegels (ed.), Green Industrial Policy in Emerging Economies, Routledge, 2014.

Bodenstein, Thilo. "Rational Choice", Wullweber, Joscha; Graf Antonia; Behrens, Maria (eds.), Theorien der Internationalen Politischen Oekonomie, Springer, 2013.

Kahanec, Martin; Kurekova Lucia. "European Union Expansion and Migration", Ness I. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, Wiley - Blackwell Publishing, 2013.

Kovácz, Borbála. "Nannies and Informality in Romanian Local Childcare Markets", in J. Morris, A. Polese (eds.), The Informal Post-Socialist Economy: Embedded Practices and livelihoods, 2013. 

Szábo, Imre. "Between polarization and statism – effects of the crisis on collective bargaining processes and outcomes in Hungary", transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 2013.

Kemmerling, Achim; Stephan, Andreas. "Comparative political economy of regional transport infrastructure investment in Europe", Journal of Comparative Economics, 2013.

Bernaciak, Magdalena, Anil Duman and Vera Šćepanović. "Employee welfare and restructuring in the public sector: Evidence from Poland and Serbia", European Journal of Industrial Relations 17 (4), pp. 365-380, 2011   

Duman, Anil, Kristin Makszin, Gergő Medve-Bálint. “Labor Market Institutions, Policies and Performance: Comparing Western and Eastern (new) EU Member States.” ICaTSEM Working Paper Series, 2011

Cartwright, Andrew, Gergo Medve-Balint and Sara Svensson. “Inheritance matters. Changing Land Use Trends Amongst the Elderly in Rural Hungary.” Working Paper. Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, 2010.

Duman, Anil, Kristin Makszin, Gergő Medve-Bálint. “Labor Market Institutions, Policies and Performance in New EU Member States.” ICaTSEM Working Paper Series, 2010

Duman, Anil and Lucia Kurekova. “Industrial Policy Making after Transition and the Role of the State in Hungary and Slovakia.” Work in progress for special issue in: Journal of European Public Policy.

Bernaciak, Magdalena, "East-West European Labour Transnationalism(s): Rivalry or Joint Mobilisation?" In: A. Bieler and I. Lindberg, Global Restructuring, Labour and the Challenges for Transnational Solidarity. Routledge 2010, pp: 33-47.

Bernaciak, Magdalena, "Cross-border competition and trade union responses in the enlarged EU: Evidence from the automotive industry in Germany and Poland", European Journal of Industrial Relations June 2010 vol. 16 no. 2 119-135

Bernaciak, Magdalena, Anil Duman, Vera Scepanovic. “Employee Welfare and Collective Bargaining in Exposed and Protected sectors: Evidence from Poland and Serbia.” RECWOWE Working Papers Series, REC-WP 04/10, 2010

Bernaciak, Magdalena, Vera Scepanovic. “Challenges of Upgrading: The Dynamics of East Central Europe’s Integration into the European Automotive Production Networks.” Industrielle Beziehungen 17 (2), 2010:

Kahanec, Martin and Lucia Kurekova. “European Union Expansion and Migration.” Work in progress for: Encyclopedia of Human Migration, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Medve-Balint, Gergo and Sara Svensson. “Explaining coverage: Why do local governments in Central Europe join or not join Euroregions?” Paper presented at the international conference on border regions ("A Borderless Europe?"), University of Southern Denmark, Sondenborg, (30 Sep - 2 Oct, 2010). Forthcoming in edited volume.

Bohle, Dorothee and Bela Greskovits. “Poverty, Inequality and Democracy: East-Central Europe’s Quandaries.”Journal of Democracy 20 (4), 2009: 50-63.

Bohle, Dorothee and Bela Greskovits. “Varieties of Capitalism and Capitalism tout court.” European Journal of Sociology 50 (3), 2009: 355-386.

Bernaciak, Magdalena, "Labour cooperation or labour conflict in the enlarged EU?", European Trade Union Institute WP 2008.06, 2008.

Hancke, Bob and Lucia Kurekova. “Varieties of Capitalism and Economic Governance in Central Europe”. New Modes of Governance/STACEE, EC Framework 6 Report. August 2008.

Veselkova, Marcela and Julius Horvath. “National Identity and Money: Czech and Slovak Lands 1918-2008.” Nationalities Papers 39 (2), 2011: 237-259.

Bohle, Dorothee and Bela Greskovits. “Neoliberalism, Embedded Neoliberalism, and Neocorporatism: Towards Transnational Capitalism in Central-Eastern Europe.” West European Politics 30 (3), 2007: 443 – 466.