Researchers at UCD


Imre Szabo

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Business
UCD Geary Institute, B107
Dublin, Belfield

Tel: +35317164619


Imre is a postdoctoral research fellow at UCD's School of Business, working on the ERC Project European Unions: Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime. He received his doctorate from Central European University. His PhD thesis explored labor unrest in the public sector across four European countries: Denmark, Estonia, Hungary and Ireland. He is currently involved in the European Unions project, with a focus on the relationship between the politics of water and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime. Imre's broader research interests include political economy, industrial relations and comparative social policy. He has published on the transformation of Hungarian labor relations since 2010 in Transfer; his article with Marta Kahancová on management reforms in Slovak and Hungarian hospitals has appeared in the European Journal of Industrial Relations.



Book Chapters

Szabó, I (2017) 'Hungary: inertia of the old actors, constrained innovation from the new' In: Bernaciak, M; Kahancová, M (eds). Innovative union practices in Central-Eastern Europe. Brussels: European Trade Union Institute. [Details]
Szabó, I (2016) 'Hungary: State-Led Responses to the Crisis and Protracted Austerity' In: Bordogna, L; Bach, S (eds). Public service management and employment relations in Europe: emerging from the crisis. New York: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kahancová, M; Szabó, IG (2015) 'Hospital bargaining in the wake of management reforms: Hungary and Slovakia compared'. European Journal of Industrial Relations, . [Details]
Imre Szabo (2013) 'Between polarization and statism ¿ effects of the crisis on collective bargaining processes and outcomes in Hungary'. Transfer, . [Details]


Research Interests

-labour politics
-employment relations
-comparative social policy
-political and social history
-European integration