Dr Bob  Hancké

Dr Bob Hancké

Visiting Senior Fellow

European Institute

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian
Key Expertise
OECD, EMU, Comparative Economics, Comparative Industrial Organisation

About me

Bob Hancké is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE European Institute, where he recently served as an Associate Professor in Political Economy.  He obtained his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previous appointments were at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, at the J.F. Kennedy School and at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He has held visiting positions in the European University Institute in Florence, the Central European University in Budapest, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Peking University.

He published Large Firms and Institutional Change (Oxford University Press 2002), Intelligent Research Design (Oxford University Press 2009), Unions, Central Banks and EMU (Oxford University Press 2013), Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradiction and Complementarities in the European Economy (co-edited with Martin Rhodes and Mark Thatcher (Oxford University Press 2007), 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).

His work has appeared in State e Mercato, Comparative Political Studies, Politis and Society, Industry and Innovation, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Organisation Studies, Work, Employment and Society and the European Journal of Industrial Relations. 

Research Interests

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

Expertise Details

EMU; European Motor Industry; European Works Councils; French Economy; German Economy; Comparative Economic Performance; Comparative Industrial Organisation; Industrial Restructuring; Labour Relations; Labour Unionism; Multinationals; OECD; OECD-EU