Hemerijck, Anton

European University Institute

Anton Hemerijck (1958) is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.  Trained as an economist and political scientist, he obtained his doctorate from Oxford University in 1993. Between 2001 and 2009, he directed the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the principle think tank in the Netherlands, while holding a professorship in Comparative European Social Policy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before he served as a senior researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Over the past two decades he advised the European Commission and several EU Presidencies on European social policy developments.

Important book publications 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), and the monograph Changing Welfare States (Oxford University Press, 2o13). His most recent book publication is the edited volume The Uses of Social Investment (Oxford University Press, 2017).