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Anton Hemerijck (1958) is Dean of the Faculty of the Social Sciences an Professor of Institutional Policy Analysis at the VU University Amsterdam. Between 2001 and 2009 he was the Director of the Netherlands’ Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). In that period he also held a chair in Comparative European Social Policy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He studied economics at Tilburg University and obtained his doctorate (DPhil) in Social Studies form Oxford University in 1993. Between 1997 and 2000 he was a senior researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies. He publishes widely on issue of comparative social and economic policy and institutional analysis. He has also been involved in drafting reports on social policy for the Portuguese (2000; 2007), Belgian (2001), Greek (2003), Finnish (2006), and German (2007) Presidencies of the EU. Important publication include ‘A Dutch Miracle’ with Jelle Visser (Amsterdam University Press, 1997) and ‘Why We Need a New Welfare State’ with Gosta Esping-Andersen, Duncan Gallie and John Myles (Oxford University Press, 2002). Forthcoming is his monograph ‘Changing Welfare States’ (Oxford University Press, 2012). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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