Peter Taylor-Gooby in the Social Policy Association’s 50th Anniversary Blog: “Brexit Won’t Work without a New Welfare State”

by Adrienn Győry (WelfSOC) In a recent blog post, Peter Taylor-Gooby (WelfSOC) emphasises the role of welfare policies in strengthening the competitiveness of the British economy after the country leaves the European Union. As the EU is the largest trading partner of the UK, losing access to the Single Market will have extensive implications and … More Peter Taylor-Gooby in the Social Policy Association’s 50th Anniversary Blog: “Brexit Won’t Work without a New Welfare State”

New 4Is Working Paper: “Women in Top Incomes – Evidence from Sweden 1974 – 2013”

While the research into top incomes has been growing in recent years, one dimension has often been overlooked: The share of women across top income groups. A new 4Is working paper authored by Anne Boschini, Kristin Gunnarsson and Jesper Roine takes a look at exactly this group in order to explore the gender dimension of … More New 4Is Working Paper: “Women in Top Incomes – Evidence from Sweden 1974 – 2013”

New WSF Working Papers by Projects 4Is and UPWEB

The WSF Working Paper Series has been expanded by five new working papers by project 4Is and UPWEB. The paper by 4Is researchers Ohto Kanninen and Daniel Mahler entitled The Value Function with Life Satisfaction Data deals with a well-known behavioural economic theory that has been developed by nobel laureates Daniel Kahnemann and Amos Tversky … More New WSF Working Papers by Projects 4Is and UPWEB

WSF Reseachers at the 113th APSA Annual Meeting, August 31 – September 3 2017, San Francisco

This year’s APSA conference theme is The Quest for Legitimacy. The concept of legitimacy is fundamental to many classic debates in political science. At the same time, legitimacy is core to numerous contemporary political issues. Salient debates — whether about representation, equality, voice, accountability, institutionalization, protest, revolutions, international norms, disputes, war — can all contain … More WSF Reseachers at the 113th APSA Annual Meeting, August 31 – September 3 2017, San Francisco

WSF Thematic Workshop “Inequality and Welfare States” in Oslo, 19 – 20 June 2017 – A Short Report by the Organizers

The Welfare State Futures research programme (WSF) organized a thematic workshop at the University of Oslo 19-20 June 2017 in collaboration with Prof. Kalle Moene (GIWeS) and Prof. Alexander Cappelen (FPRWS) of the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). The Workshop focused on issues of inequality and welfare states and consisted of … More WSF Thematic Workshop “Inequality and Welfare States” in Oslo, 19 – 20 June 2017 – A Short Report by the Organizers