Prof. Swank’s teaching and research focus on the developed democracies. His specializations include comparative and international political economy, comparative public policy, and European politics. He has published in these areas in journals such as American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Political Studies, and World Politics. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Comparative Political Studies and the Journal of European Public Policy. His current research focuses on the international diffusion of policies and institutions, the transformation of labor market policies in Europe, the political economy of income redistribution, and the institutional determinants of successful adaptation to post industrialization in the developed democracies.