Dr Bob  Hancké

Dr Bob Hancké

Associate Professor in Political Economy

European Institute

+44 (0)20 7955 6409
Room No
COW 2.09
Office Hours
Tuesday 16:00-17:00; Wednesday 14:30-16:00; Thursday 12:00-13:00; And by email appointment

About me

Bob Hancké is an Associate Professor in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previous appointments were at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, and as a PhD candidate at the J.F. Kennedy School and Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and at MIT. He published Large Firms and Institutional Change (Oxford University Press 2002), Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradiction and Complementarities in the European Economy (co-edited with Martin Rhodes and Mark Thatcher (Oxford University Press 2007), Intelligent Research Design (Oxford University Press 2009), Debating Varieties of Capitalism (Oxford University Press 2009) and participated in the project that led to Varieties of Capitalism, edited by Peter Hall and David Soskice (Oxford University Press 2001).

Research Interests

The political economy of advanced capitalist societies; the political economy of transition economies; institutions and macro-economic policy; and labour relations.


EMU; European motor industry; European works councils; French economy; German economy; comparative economic performance; comparative industrial organisation; industrial restructuring; labour relations; labour unionism; multinationals