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Bruno Palier is director of LIEPP and CNRS researcher at Sciences Po (Centre d’études européennes et de politique comparée). Trained in social science, he has a PhD in Political science, and is a former student of Ecole Normale Superieure. Currently, he conducts various comparative projects on welfare reforms in Europe.



Silja Häusermann is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Zürich. Her current work deals with electoral and distributive politics in advanced post-industrial democracies, with protest behavior in the context of the Eurocrisis, with welfare politics and with identifying policy preferences via experimental survey designs.



Julian Garritzmann is Professor of Political Science at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Konstanz and has been Senior Researcher at the University of Zurich, as well as Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and Visiting Scholar at Harvard, Duke, and Rutgers. Julian specializes in the interplay of education and social (investment) policies around the globe.