I am an Asssistant Professor in comparative and international political economy at the School of Politics and International Relations, and Director of the Dublin European Institite (DEI), at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to UCD I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne, and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), in Florence. I have also worked at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), in the University of Amsterdam (UvA). My teaching and research interests are focused on the study of globalisation, European monetary integration, the welfare state, industrial relations, wealth inequality, capitalist development and global political economy.