Lucio Baccaro

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Lucio Baccaro

Université de Genève

Département de Sociologie

Bureau 4211

Bd. du Pont-d'Arve 40

1211 Genève 4

Tél: ++41 (0)22 379 89 03

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Lucio (officially: Pasquale Vincenzo) Baccaro is interested in the interaction of social and economic forces and in how such interaction shapes the norms that regulate contemporary capitalist societies, particularly in so far as labour markets and welfare states are concerned. His research is mostly macro-comparative and combines quantitative analysis of large datasets with in-depth investigation of case studies based on field research. A related interest of his is the emergence of new forms of democratic governance centring on participatory and deliberative institutions. His work has appeared in various outlets, including the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Comparative Political Studies, Economic and Industrial Democracy, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e Relazioni Industriali, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations Journal, International Organization, Quaderni di Rassenga Sindacale, Socio-Economic Review, and Stato e Mercato.

Prior to joining the University of Geneva, Baccaro was a faculty member at MIT, Sloan School of Management, Institute for Work and Employment Research (2006-2008), a Senior Research Officer at the International Institute for Labour Studies, International Labour Organization (2000-2005), and a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University (1998-2000). He holds a PhD in Industrial Relations and Political Science from MIT.

Research Interests (in no particular order):

  • Employment Relations
  • Economic Sociology
  • Participatory and Deliberative Governance
  • Political Economy
  • Comparative Welfare States and Social Policy
  • Sociology of Globalization and Economic Integration
  • Political Sociology
  • Comparative Labour Movements
  • International Worker Rights & Global Justice