Archived Events

Archived events of the department "Political Economy of the Welfare State".

31.07.2014 - 02.08.2014Workshop

Tax and Welfare States beyond the OECD

Dr. Hanna Lierse (Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" (CRC 597), University of Bremen); Prof. Dr. Carina Schmitt; Dr. Laura Seelkopf
Place:
Gästehaus Teerhof
Auf dem Teerhof 58
28199 Bremen
Time:
31.7.: 9 am - 6 pm; 01. Aug. 9 am - 5 pm; 2. Aug.: 9 am - 1 pm
Partic. Organization:
Sonderforschungsbereich "Staatlichkeit im Wandel" (Sfb 597), Universität Bremen

The major share of the public and academic debate on the revenue and the spending side of the welfare state is directed towards the level and composition of the welfare state in advanced Western democracies. Our workshop aims at expanding the discussion in two respects: First, we address the welfare state beyond the OECD by explicitly analyzing developing countries or emerging markets. Second, we invited scholars focusing on the spending and the revenue side of the welfare state to get a more comprehensive picture of the welfare state. Until now, both coins of the welfare state have been discussed separately.

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Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend the morning panels.

For further information please contact:
Hanna Lierse, E-Mail: h.lierse@jacobs-university.de
Laura Seelkopf, E-Mail: l.seelkopf@jacobs-university.de

Place:
Collaborative Research Center 597
Room: Großer Vortragssaal (1. Stock)
Linzer Straße 9a
28359 Bremen
Time:
16:15 - 17:45
Organization:
Dr. Steffen Schneider

Place:
Atlantic Hotel Universum
Wiener Straße 4
28359 Bremen
Time:
14:30 - 16:30
Organization:
Melike Wulfgramm

Social policy is constantly under pressure to adjust to political, social and economic changes. In reaction to structural forces such as globalisation, rising market inequalities and demographic change, advanced welfare states in OECD countries were significantly restructured over the past two decades. While the reform trajectories have been intensively studied, the social and political repercussions of these reforms were often neglected. Therefore this panel invites contributions that analyse the intended and unintended social outcomes and political reactions connected to welfare state transformation in advanced democracies. We invite empirical papers from all social science disciplines which deal with these questions from a comparative perspective.

05.03.2014 - 07.03.2014Workshop

Program Evaluation - Microeconometric Methods and Practical Applications

Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam)
Place:
University of Bremen, GW2
Room: B2280
Bibliothekstraße 1
28359 Bremen
Time:
9 a.m.
Organizer:
Lukas Fervers; Matthias Pohlig (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen); Tim Schröder (Institute for Empirical and Applied Sociology (EMPAS), University of Bremen); Melike Wulfgramm

The aim of this workshop is to provide researchers and advanced students with a deeper understanding of microeconometric policy and program evaluation. We will use the potential outcome approach as a general principle to examine identification and estimation of treatment effects under various types of assumptions. Several methods, e.g., matching, instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, and regression-discontinuity design will be discussed and implemented.

Place:
Zentrum für Sozialpolitik, Unicom-Building
Room: 3380
Mary-Somerville-Straß 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
16:15 - 17:45
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2013/14

The European Commission is at the centre of the EU political system. Within its five-year terms each Commission proposes up to 2000 binding legal acts and thus crucially shapes form and substance of EU policy that impacts on the daily lives of more than 500 Mio European citizens. However, despite the EU Commission’s outstanding role in setting the agenda for European decision making, little is known about its internal dynamics when preparing legislation. We do not know why the EU Commission at times proposes legislative drafts that disembogue into a situation characterised by opposition from Member States, that introduce strikingly high or low standards, or that contradict each other. How can we understand at times puzzling proposals? What drives the Commission when proposing such legislation?

To answer these questions position formation of 48 legislative proposals in the areas of research and innovation, consumer policy and the intersection of social and common market policies (1999-2009) is traced and systematically compared. The project reveals that various internal positions prevail and that power and conflict inside the European Commission are essential to understand the substantial policies that are proposed for Europe. Opening the black box Commission, we identify three ideal types of internal position formation. The Commission is depicted as motivated by technocratic problem solving, by competence seeking utility maximization or ideologically motivated policy-seeking. Specifying conditions that favour one logic over the others, the typology furthers our understanding of how the EU system functions and provides novel explanations for EU policies with substantial societal implications.

Place:
Centre for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik)
Room: 3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
16:15 - 17:45
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2012/13

24.11.2011 - 25.11.2011Workshop

The Global Economic Crisis and the Welfare State. Short-Term Responses and Long-Term Effects

Alexandra Kaasch; Dr. Peter Starke; Franca van Hooren
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
24.11.: 9 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.; 25.11.: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

17.06.2010 - 18.06.2010Workshop

Consumers, Companies and Decision Makers. Actors in Welfare Markets

Forschungsgruppe "Ökonomisierung und Vermarktlichung von Sozialpolitik"
Place:
Centre for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik)
Room: 2060 (Do.), 3260 (Fr.)
Parkallee 39
28209 Bremen
Time:
17.06.: 1 - 6 p.m.; 18.06.: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Organization:
Florian Blank; Dr. Tanja Klenk; Stephan Köppe

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Thursday, 17th June 2010

13.00-13.10
Address of welcome (Stephan Köppe, Florian Blank)

I UNTERNEHMEN
Chair: Stephan Köppe

13.10-13.55
Frank Nullmeier and Tanja Klenk, University of Bremen
„Welfare industries: The blind spot of recent social policy research“

13.55-14.40
Diana Wehlau, advisor for the Senator for Environment, Building, Transport and Europe of the Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen
„Die Finanzlobby in der deutschen Rentenpolitik - Einflussreich und unkontrolliert?“

14.40-15.25
Kerstin Hämel, University of Gießen
„Öffnung von Altenpflegeheimen - zwischen zivilgesellschaftlicher Einbettung, staatlicher Regulierung und Wettbewerbsorientierung“

15.25-15.40
Break

II ENTSCHEIDER

Chair: Tanja Klenk

15.40-16.25
Tim Eyßell, University of Gießen
„Governance-Strategien kommunalpolitischer Akteure im Bereich sozialer Dienste unter nationalem und supranationalem Vermarktlichungsdruck“

16.25-17.10
Clémence Ledoux, Science-Po Paris / Université de Nantes
„Wer spricht im Namen der Konsumenten? Religiöse Akteure im politischen Entscheidungsprozess - Ein deutsch-französischer Vergleich von care politics“

17.10-17.55
Louise Hervier, Science-Po Paris
„Staat und soziale Partner. Reformen der Sozialversicherungssysteme in Frankreich und Deutschland“

19.00
Dinner, Bandonion

Friday, 18th June 2010

III KONSUMENTEN

Chair: Stephan Köppe

8.30-9.15
Benjamin Ewert, University of Gießen
„Verbraucher und Bürger - Zum Zusammenhang verschiedener Nutzerrollen in gemischten Wohlfahrtssystemen“

9.15-10.00
Florian Blank, WSI - Institute of Economic and Social Research
„Alles nur ein Problem der Information und der Ressourcen? Konzeption und Realität der Verbraucher auf Wohlfahrtsmärkten“

10.00-10.45
Wolfram Lamping, University of Hannover
„Wohlmeinende Aufforderung zum Selbstmanagement. Verhaltenszuschreibungen und Verhaltenszumutungen an Konsumenten im neuen deutschen Wohlfahrtsstaat“

10.45-11.00
Break

Chair: Florian Blank

11.00-11.45
Ingo Bode and Felix Wilke, University of Kassel
„Kontingenz auf Wohlfahrtsmärkten der Altersvorsorge“

11.45-12.30
Stephan Köppe, University of Edinburgh
„Welche Anreize existieren für Haushalte privat vorzusorgen? Risk management in England und Schottland“

12.30-13.00
Florian Blank, Stephan Köppe
Discussion and more planning

13.00
Lunch

Place:
Centre for Social Policy Research (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik)
Room: 3260
Parkallee 39
28209 Bremen
Time:
16:15 - 17:45
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
SoSe 2010

04.02.2009 - 05.02.2009Workshop

Global Social Policy

Place:
Zentrum für Sozialpolitik, Barkhof
Room: 3260
Parkallee 39
28209 Bremen
Time:
4.2.: 3 - 5 p.m.; 5.2.: 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Organization:
Anja P. Jakobi (Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State" (CRC 597), University of Bremen); Alexandra Kaasch

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