Comparative Analysis of Welfare States in Europe and Beyond

The research of Professor Ebbinghaus focuses on advanced welfare states in Europe and overseas facing reform pressures due to ongoing globalization, demographic ageing and socio-economic changes. Current projects analyse cross-national differences in welfare state regimes; their capacities to reform social policies and institutional changes; the effects of social policies on individuals, households and society; and changing attitudes of citizens towards social policies and the reform positions of organized interests.


Current research projects:


Crisis Corporatism or Corporatism in Crisis? Social Concertation and Social Pacts in Europe

Bernhard Ebbinghaus (MZES External Fellow, Mannheim) & J. Timo Weishaupt (U Göttingen)

International research project funded by German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) since 2016

For more information on DFG-Project see MZES webpage: MZES Project A1.9


Welfare State Reforms from Below: Linking Individual Attitudes and Organised Interests in Europe

Bernhard Ebbinghaus (SFB 884 associate member) & Katja Möhring (U Mannheim, 2017-)

Project A6 is part of the DFG-funded collaborative research centre (SFB 884) Political Economy of Reform, University of Mannheim, funded by German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) since 2010

For more information on Project A6 see SFB 884 webpage:  SFB 884 – Project A6


For supervison of doctoral research projects see:

Dissertation supervision