CNRS Director of research in Political Science at CEE, Sciences Po

Director of LIEPP from 2014 to 2020


Political science

Bio :

Bruno Palier was the director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) from September 2014 to July 2020. He is CNRS Researcher at Sciences Po (Centre d’études européennes). Trained in social science, he has a PHD in Political science, and is a former student of Ecole Normale Superieure.

He is studying welfare reforms in Europe, and is currently conducting various comparative projects: on social investment policies, on social dualisations in Europe, on europeanisation of welfare reforms, and on the politics of welfare reforms in Continental Europe. He was Guest Professor at Stockholm University (Spring 2009), and Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University (Spring quarter 2007), at Center for European Studies from Harvard University in 2001 and Jean Monnet Fellow in the European University Institutein Florence in 1998-1999. He is Honorary Professor of Welfare State Research at Odense University, South Denmark.

He is currently the scientific coordinator of an European Network of excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare, involving 29 European research institutions or Universities, 190 researchers from 19 European countries). In Sciences po, he is the director of a joint programme Sciences po Northwestern University : “Health Policy in Europe”.
Between 1994 and 1998, he has organised for the French Ministry of Social Affairs a programme called “Comparing Welfare systems in Europe”. Between 1999 and 2005, he launched and took part in the management of an European Cost programme (Cost A15) : « reforming social protection systems in Europe ».

Personal page :

See Bruno PALIER personal page for further information

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LIEPP Publication(s) :

Articles and Contributions to Collective Works


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