190515 - The Past and Future of Welfare State Politics

15 Mai, 2019 - 02:45 - 04:45


Seminar The Past and Future of Welfare State Politics*

Organized by Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE)  & Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) - (Labex ANR-11-LABX-0091, ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02)

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 2.45 – 4.45 pm, Sciences Po, Room TBA

One of the most important purposes of the welfare state is to provide insurance and it is well known that information critically shapes the provision thereof. Yet, rather than playing the central role it warrants, information barely makes an appearance in the contemporary literature of welfare states in advanced industrialized countries. This is all the more surprising as we are living in an age of transformative changes in private insurance markets, spurred by the information revolution. These developments will reshape the politics of the welfare state, too. The talk offers a fresh perspective on the welfare state, putting the informational challenges characteristic for insurance markets front and center.


Philipp Rehm is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University and currently a EURIAS Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. His work is located at the intersection of political economy and political behavior. In particular, he is interested in the causes and consequences of income dynamics (such as income loss, income volatility, and risk exposure). At the micro-level, his research explores how income dynamics shape individual preferences for redistribution, social policies, and parties. At the macro-level, his work analyzes the impact of labor market and income dynamics on polarization, electoral majorities, and coalitions underpinning social policy.


Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, CEE, CNRS


*Key Themes: The state as a producer of public policies & The transformations of capitalism

Compulsory registration - For the external people to Sciences Po: You will have to arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the seminar and to provide you with your identity papers)

Contact: contact.cee@sciencespo.fr


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