Anton Hemerijck

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Anton Hemerijck is a professor of Institutional Policy Analysis at Amsterdam’s Vrije Universität. From September 2009 til March 2014, he was the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and vice rector of the university and, between 2001 and 2009, he was the director of the Netherlands Council for Government Policy (WRR). During that same period, he also held a chair in Comparative European Social Policy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. At the start of his academic career, he studied economics at Tilburg University from 1979 to 1986, before obtaining his doctorate from Oxford University in 1993.

Anton Hemerijck publishes widely on comparative social and economic policy and institutional policy analysis. Between 1997 and 2000, he was a senior researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies, where he worked on the Welfare and Work in the Open Economy project, directed by Fritz W. Scharpf and Vivien A. Schmidt. He has also been involved in drafting reports on social policy for the Portuguese (2000), Belgian (2001), Greek (2003), Finnish (2006), German (2007) and Portuguese (2007) presidencies of the EU.

Some of Anton Hemerijck‘s most important publications are A Dutch Miracle (together with Jelle Visser) (Amsterdam University Press, 1997), Why We Need a New Welfare State (together with Gosta Esping Andersen, Duncan Gallie and John Myles) (Oxford University Press, 2002) and Changing Welfare States (Oxford University Press, 2013).

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