I am an Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin (UCD), and Director of UCD's Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in the New Political Economy of Europe.

Prior to UCD, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Germany (MPIfG), and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Italy.

I completed my PhD in Public Policy at the College of Social Science in UCD. During this time I also worked as a researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), at the University of Amsterdam.

My research is focused on the comparative political economy of Europe.

In particular, I focus on the comparative politics of the eurozone, labour relations, and housing markets. More recently my research has focused on the comparative political economy of growth models, with a particular focus on foreign direct investment, multinational tax avoidance, wealth and income inequality. 

I am also interested in the comparative politics of party competition, voter behaviour, left populism and the determinants of left-right voter positions.

My work has appeared in various journals including the Review of International Political Economy, West European Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Politics and Society, New Political Economy, the Journal for Common Market Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Comparative European Politics, Socio-Economic Review, Intereconomics, among other outlets.

I also write a bi-weekly column for Ireland's Sunday Business Post.

I am a network organiser at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), and actively involved in the Council for European Studies (CES).

I teach various undergraduate and graduate courses, including Capitalism and Democracy, the Politics of Inequality, and the Political Economy of Europe.

You can follow me Twitter at @aidan_regan