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 of Bernhard Ebbinghaus:

Oxford Supertracker: The Global Directory for COVID Policy Trackers and Surveys

The Oxford Supertracker project builds on and extend the work carried out by Lukas Lehner, DPhil student in Social Policy. Led by Dr Marek Naczyk, with the involvement of Professor Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Professor Mary Daly and Dr Tim Vlandas, the project will also propose concrete actions to solve gaps in information contained within existing policy trackers, and create synergies between them. This research was funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and Oxford ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) during summer 2020.

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 three years).

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

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

Bernhard Ebbinghaus (PI 2010-16, SFB associate member 2017-, 2018- Mercator Fellow) & Katja Möhring (U Mannheim, PI 2017-)

Project A6 is part of the DFG-funded collaborative research centre (SFB 884) Political Economy of Reform at University of Mannheim, funded by German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) since 2010 (3rd part funded until December 2021).

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

For supervison of doctoral research projects see:

Current and past dissertation supervision in Oxford and Mannheim as well as exernal examination

Current dissertation (DPhil) supervision at DSPI, Univesity of Oxford