Brian Burgoon

Brian Burgoon

Theme Leader

Brian Burgoon is Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His research focuses on the politics of economic globalization; of welfare and labor-market policies and standards; and of how economic conditions influence political violence.

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Franceso Nicoli

Franceso Nicoli

ACCESS EUROPE postdoc

Francesco Nicoli is an ACCESS EUROPE postdoc where he is working on the research project the Political Economy of Postfunctional Integration. He is also the coordinator of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET-YSI) Working Group on Europe’s Political Economy of Europe.

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Geoffrey Underhill

Geoffrey Underhill is Professor of International Governance at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His areas of expertise include political economy of trade and of monetary relations and financial services in internationalising contexts

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Herman van de Werfhorst

Herman van de Werfhorst is Professor of Sociology at the UvA and Director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS). His research focuses on the role of education in inequality and cohesion issues. He does comparative research on the influence of the institutional traits of educational systems on social inequalities in education and on societal engagement.

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Maarten Keune

Maarten Keune is Professor of Social Security and Labour Relations at the Law Faculty of the UvA and Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies. His areas of expertise include global capital strategies and collective bargaining, flexicurity, and the development and desirability of a social Europe.

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Frank Vandenbroucke

Frank Vandenbroucke is University Professor at the University of Amsterdam. He also teaches at the University of Antwerp, where he holds the chair “Herman Deleeck”. His research focuses on the impact of the EU on the development of social and employment policy in the EU Member States.

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Daniel Mügge

Daniel Mügge is Professor of Political Arithmetic at the Political Science department of the University of Amsterdam. In his research, he analyses the political economy of macroeconomic indicators and the political origins of the formulas through which we calculate them.

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Rosa Sanchez Salgado

Rosa Sanchez Salgado is Assistant Professor of European Public Policy at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. Her research focuses on the efforts by EU institutions, above all the Commission, to shape civil society organisations and social movements, and the role of transnational networks in European governance.

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Theresa Kuhn

Theresa Kuhn is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. She specialises in European identity or identities and transnationalism on which she published the book Experiencing European Integration. Currently she explores the concept of solidarity in Europe.

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Sebastian Krapohl

Sebastian Krapohl is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science of the UvA and specialises on risk regulation in the European Single Market and comparative regionalism.

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Eelke Heemskerk

Eelke Heemskerk is Assistant Professor of at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. He is interested in how social networks influence boardroom decision-making. He also works on big data related to networks of corporate ownership and control.

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Philip Schleifer

Philip Schleifer is an Assistant Professor in transnational governance at the University of Amsterdam. His  research interest lie in the area of global environmental politics and transnational governance. His current work focuses on voluntary sustainability standards and the governance of agricultural commodities in the Global South.

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Johan de Deken

Johan de Deken is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology of the UvA. He is an expert on the European social investment state, its pension provision governance systems and European labour markets.

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Franca van Hooren

Franca van Hooren is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. She concentrates on how welfare states have developed in the context of changing conditions, including international migration, increasing demand for care services and international economic crisis.

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Luc Fransen

Luc Fransen is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His research focuses on how, why and to what effect various types of global governance of social and environmental conditions of production evolve, diffuse and interact.

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Thijs Bol

Thijs Bol is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology of the UvA and is affiliated to the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. His research focuses on the school-to-work linkages, occupational closure and he role of degrees and skills in the labor market returns for migrants.

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Robert Kloosterman

Robert Kloosterman is Professor of Economic Geography and Planning at the University of Amsterdam. His research is guided by questions about how the social, economic and cultural transition of advanced urban economies that gathered pace after 1980 has affected cities and why different outcomes have emerged.

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Joep Schaper

Joep Schaper is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. He addresses the question what causes countries to open or close their borders to different kinds of immigrant groups, focusing on possible structural social economic drivers and cultural explanations.

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Klaas Heemskerk

Klaas Heemskerk is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. He investigates the social dynamics in boardrooms educational institutions and the impact on the quality of governance.

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David Bokhorst

David Bokhorst is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. He will be working on financial and fiscal governance in the EU, as part of the Horizon2020 sponsored ENLIGHTEN project. 

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Jessica de Vlieger

Jessica de Vlieger is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. She works on analyzing the timing and content of EU macroeconomic indicator harmonization. 

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Bart Stellinga

Bart Stellinga is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the politics of financial regulation and is part of the H2020 ENLIGHTEN-project.

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Christiaan Luigjes

Christiaan Luigjes is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. His work focuses on intergovernmental relations regarding social policy, with a specific interest in the fiscal division of labour between levels of government in multi-tiered welfare states. 

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Wouter Schakel

Wouter Schakel is a PhD candidate in the program group Political Economy and Transnational Governance of the Department of Political Science. His PhD project focuses on the effect of economic inequality on political representation in advanced democracies.
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