Resilience and Reconstruction: Advanced Capitalist Democracies in a Turbulent Century - A Panel Discussion with Torben Iversen and David Soskice

4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Torben Iversen is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. His research and teaching interests include comparative political economy, electoral politics, and applied formal theory. He is author of Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality (with F. Rosenbluth, 2010), Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare (2005), Contested Economic Institutions (1999), and co-editor of Unions, Employers, and Central Bankers (2000). Iversen has also published more than three dozen articles on comparative politics and political economy. He is currently completing a book with David Soskice on the historical coevolution of capitalism and democracy. David Soskice has been School Professor of Political Science and Economics at the LSE since 2012. He taught macroeconomics at Oxford (Mynors Fellow emeritus, University College) from 1967 to 1990, was then research director/professor at the Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin (1990-2005), and subsequently Research Professor of Comparative Political Economy at Oxford and senior research fellow at Nuffield College, and Research Professor of Political Science at Duke. He has been visiting professor in the economics department at Berkeley, the government department at Harvard, the Industrial Relations School at Cornell, and the Scuola Superiore St Anna, Pisa, and held the Mars Visiting professorship at Yale and the Semans Distinguished Visiting professorship at Duke. He is currently working with Wendy Carlin (UCL) on tractable macroeconomic models; with Nicola Lacey on the comparative political economy of crime and punishment; with Torben Iversen on advanced capitalist democracies; and he gave the 2013 Federico Caff—ź lectures in Rome on Knowledge Economies: Winners and Losers. He was President of the European Political Science Association from 2011 to 2013; he is a Fellow of the British Academy (Politics and Economics groups); and he is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.