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Aidan Regan

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Politics & Int Relations
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +35317168154
Email: aidan.regan@ucd.ie

Biography

Aidan Regan is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin (UCD), and Director of the Dublin European Institute (DEI). Prior to UCD he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Germany (MPIfG) and the European University Institute (EUI) in Italy. He has also worked at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS). His research is focused on the comparative politics of economic adjustment, comparative capitalisms, European monetary integration, industrial relations and the welfare state. His work has appeared (or forthcoming) in Perspectives on Politics, Politics and Society, New Political Economy, Journal for Common Market Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Comparative European Politics, Socio-Economic Review, and Intereconomics, among other outlets. You can follow him on Twitter at @aidan_regan 


Professional

 

Associations

Association: European Consortium for Political Research , Function/Role: Member
Association: European Political Science Association , Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics , Function/Role: Member
Association: American Political Science Association , Function/Role: Member
Association: Council for European Studies (CES), Function/Role: Member
       

Committees

Committee : UCD Campaign for Social Sciences
Committee : UCD Academic Council
Committee : Research Committee (UCD SPIRe)

Employment

Employer: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Köln
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: European University Institute (EUI)
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (University of Amsterdam)
Position: Junior Researcher

Education

Year 2008 Institution: University of Amsterdam
Qualification: Master of Arts Subject: Philosophy/Politics
Year 2012 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

Italian:
Spanish:
 

Outreach Activities

Director, UCD's Dublin European Institute (DEI)
   

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Aidan Regan, Niamh Hardiman, Mary Shayne (2011) 'The Core Executive and Policy Coordination' In: Eoin O'Malley, Muiris macCarthaigh (eds). From Cabinet Government to Delegated Governance. Dublin: IPA. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Aidan Regan (with Sam Brazys) (2017) 'The Politics of Capitalist Diversity in Europe: Explaining Ireland's Divergent Recovery from Crisis'. Perspectives on Politics, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (with Alison Johnston) (2017) 'The Political Economy of Housing Bubbles: Ireland and the Netherlands'. Politics and Society, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (with Alison Johnston) (2017) 'Rethinking European Integration and Comparative Capitalism'. New Political Economy, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (with Sam Brazys) (2017) 'Celtic Phoenix or Leprechaun Economics? the Political Economy of an FDI-Model within Europe'. New Political Economy, . [Details]
AIdan Regan (2016) 'Rethinking Social Pacts in Europe: Prime Ministerial Power in Ireland and Italy'. European Journal of Industrial Relations, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (with Alison Johnston) (2016) 'European Monetary Integration and the Incompatibility of National Varieties of Capitalism'. Jcms-Journal Of Common Market Studies, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (2015) 'The Imbalance of Capitalism's in the Eurozone: Can the North and South Converge?'. Comparative European Politics, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (with Pepper Culpepper) (2015) 'Why don't governments need trade unions anymore? The death of social pacts in Ireland and Italy'. Socio-Economic Review, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (2014) 'What Explains Irelands Fragile Recovery from the Crisis? The Politics of Comparative Institutional Advantage'. CESifo Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, . [Details]
Regan, Aidan (2013) 'Book Review: The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism'. Transfer, . [Details]
Regan, Aidan (2013) 'Book review symposium: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone'. Work Employment and Society, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (2012) 'The political economy of social pacts in the EMU: Irish competitive corporatism in crisis'. New Political Economy, . [Details]
Aidan Regan (2010) 'Does discourse matter in the formation and consolidation of social pacts? Social partnership and labor market policy in Ireland'. Critical Policy Studies, . [Details]

Other Journals

Aidan Regan and Alison Johnston (2015) 'Taming global Finance in an Age of Capital: Wage Setting Institutions Mitigating Effects on Housing Bubbles' LSE Europe in Question Working Paper . [Details]
Regan; Aidan, Johnston; Alison (2014) 'European Integration and Varieties of Capitalism: Institutional Divergence in a Monetary Union' Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) DP; 14/15 . [Details]
Aidan Regan (with Niamh Hardiman) (2013) 'Austerity measures in crisis countries: results and impact on mid-term development' Intereconomics . Available Online [Details]

Conference Publications

Aidan Regan (2017) Rethinking Comparative Capitalism and European Integration Council for European Studies [Details]
Aidan Regan (2017) Leprechaun Economics or Celtic Phoenix? The Politics of an FDI-led Growth Model Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics [Details]
Aidan Regan (2017) The Politics of Capitalist Diversity in Europe European Political Science Association [Details]
Aidan Regan, Sam Brazys (2016) When the PIIGS Go to the Market: Explaining Divergent Recovery in the Euro SPERI - Diverging Capitalisms [Details]
Aidan Regan & Alison Johnston (2015) Common Shocks, Divergent Consequences: the Political Economy of Housing Bubbles Council for European Studies [Details]
Aidan Regan & Alison Johnston (2015) Common Shocks, Divergent Consequences: The Political Economy of Housing Bubbles Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics [Details]
Aidan Regan & Alison Johnston (2015) European Integration and Varieties of Capitalism: Problems with Institutional Divergence in a Monetary Union Council for European Studies [Details]
Aidan Regan & Sam Brazys (2015) This Little PIIGS Go to the Market: Ireland and Divergent Recovery in the Eurozone Council for European Studies [Details]
Aidan Regan (2014) Explaining Social Pacts: Weak Government or Strong Executive? Rethinking the irish and Italian Case Council for European studies [Details]

Published Reports

Aidan Regan (2016) Post-crisis social dialogue and economic governance in Ireland. International Labor Organization, Geneva. [Details]
Aidan Regan (2015) Explaining the Institutional Architecture of the Eurozone. International Labor Organisation/European Commission, International Labor Organisation/European Commission. [Details]
Aidan Regan (2015) The Impact of the Crisis on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations in Southern Europe. European Commission, European Commission. Available Online [Details]
Regan; Aidan (2013) The impact of the eurozone crisis on Irish social partnership: a political economy analysis. International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva. [Details]
     

Newspaper Articles

Aidan Regan (2016) Debunking Myths: Why Austerity and Structural Reforms have had little to Do With Ireland's Recovery. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Aidan Regan (2016) Did Ireland's Economy Really Grow by 26%? Here's the Real Story. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Aidan Regan (2017) Competition is Europe's Weapon of Choice. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Aidan Regan (2017) Why Do We Measure the Economy the Way We Do?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Aidan Regan (2017) The Winners and Losers of the Irish Growth Model. Newspaper Articles [Details]
                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Aidan's approach to political economy stems from the comparative tradition, especially the classical work of Schumpeter, Weber, Polanyi, Kalecki, C Wright Mills and contemporary authors such as Peter Hall, Fritz Scharpf and Wolfgang Streeck. Rather than seeking generalised laws to explain the political economy of comparative capitalism, this research tradition seeks empirical case knowledge of the causal processes through which institutions and politics interact to produce variation in public policy outcomes. Aidan applies this framework to the study of national growth regimes within the Eurozone, wage setting, labour markets, industrial relations and the welfare state.  Outside the silos of his research and teaching he can be found trying to play the guitar and listening to blues.


 


 

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : N/A
Start Date / End Date : 14-MAR-16 / 13-MAR-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Is Capital-Housing Back? Rethinking the Political Economy of Asset-Price Bubbles in Europe.
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Toward a New Supply-Side Institutional Theory of the Labour Market: What Explains the Success of Export-led Growth Models in Europe?
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Muireann O Dwyer, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is built around 4 principles: set challenging, clear and realistic goals; establish fair and clear grading policies; engage and respect the students; produce problem-solving, critical, and independent thinkers.

Modules Coordinated

201600   POL20180     Politics: Capitalism and Democracy
201600   POL41650     Politics: Global Political Econ ofEurope
201600   POL41640     Politics: Research Design and Case Study
201600   POL41780     Politics: Capital in the 21st century

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

You can visit my teaching blogs for more detailed information: POL41780: https://wealthandincomeinequality.wordpress.com POL41640: https://socialscientificresearch.wordpress.com POL41650: https://europeanpoliticaleconomy.wordpress.com POL20180: https://capitalistdemocracy.wordpress.com

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership