Lucio Baccaro

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Lucio Baccaro

Professeur honoraire

Université de Genève

Département de Sociologie

Bureau 4211

Bd. du Pont-d'Arve 40

1211 Genève 4


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.

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. He is now the Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies  (MPIfG) .

Research Interests (in no particular order):

  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Comparative Employment Relations
  • Comparative Labour Movements
  • International Worker Rights & Global Justice
  • Participatory and Deliberative Governance
  • Economic Sociology
  • Political Sociology