Irene Dingeldey is Professor and director of the Institute Labour and Economy at the University of Bremen. Before she worked as an assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Policy Research at the same university. She holds a Ph.D. in social sciences from the University of Bielefeld. She has published on welfare state regimes, labour market policies in comparative perspective. More recently she deals with minimum wages and collective bargaining policies as well as with the employment regulation patterns in global perspective. Articles have been published in Journal of Social Policy (2001), European Journal of Political Research (2007), Economic and Industrial Democracy (2020), Industrial Law Review and International Labour Review (both 2021).