Public Lecture by 4th visiting professor Bernhard Ebbinghaus

We cordially invite you to our next Public Lecture!

Public lecture by 4th visiting professor bernhard ebbinghaus

Welfare state resilience as a countermovement in economic crises?
Europe facing the Great Recession and the Pandemic

January 2023

The lecture will be held in German.

The lecture discusses the use of employment policy in the two major economic crises of the twentieth century. It explores the two crisis periods: the Great Recession following the global financial market crash of 2008 and the health challenge plus economic crisis during the Coronavirus pandemic since early 2020. These have been laboratories of ad hoc and lasting changes in welfare states. Comparing welfare states across Europe, the analysis will investigate the social and employment policies to increase the resilience of welfare states through enhancing the absorptive and adaptive capacity during a crisis. It also pays attention to the role of social partners in coping with the two crises. The empirical analysis focuses on the use of job retention and other policies to stabilize income and reduce unemployment during the crisis, using policy trackers and macro-indicators.

January 18th 2023, 7:00 pm (CET)
Urania, Dachsaal 
The lecture will be held in German

Organized by:

University of Vienna
Institute for Multilevel-Governance and Development (WU Vienna);
International Karl Polanyi Society


In cooperation with Stadt Wien


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