I am an Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin (UCD), and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in the New Political Economy of Europe at UCD's Dublin European Institute (DEI). I am also Director of Graduate Master Studies at UCD's School of Politics.
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 at 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, iabour relations, and housing markets. More recently my research has focused on the comparative political economy of growth regimes, with a particular focus on foriegn direct investment, tax avoidance, wealth and income inequality.
My work has appeared in various social scientific journals including 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 am a network organiser at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), and the Council for European Studies (CES).
I teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including Capitalism and Democracy, the Politics of Inequality, and the Political Economy of Europe.
You can follow me Twitter at @aidan_regan
School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe)
University College Dublin (UCD)