Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy

The Final Conference of the Welfare State Futures programme took place last week at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, one of the leading research institutions in the areas of European studies and policy research. One hundred and forty-one researchers and stakeholders from all over Europe attended the cross-disciplinary conference to debate current challenges … More Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy

Welfare State Futures Featured in the Latest Issue of EU Research Magazine

In late December, EU Research interviewed Prof. Ellen Immergut, Scientific Coordinator of the Welfare State Futures Programme. EU Research is a leading journal for research dissemination in Eruope, with more than 50,000 hard copy subscribers in 33 countries, and more than 60,000 online subscribers. The article provides an overview the WSF Programme’s objectives and research … More Welfare State Futures Featured in the Latest Issue of EU Research Magazine

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