Lucio Baccaro is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and an Honorary Professor at the University of Geneva. Previously, he held teaching positions at Case Western Reserve University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Geneva and was a senior research officer at the International Institute for Labour Studies of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Baccaro is a political economist whose research currently focuses on “growth models,” a new perspective on comparative capitalism he contributed to introducing. The research project on growth models covers several areas such as the analysis of common trends and national specificities in the way countries grow or stagnate; the politics of different growth models; the relationship between national and international economic conditions shaping growth models; and the way country differences in growth models condition the prospect for reform of the Eurozone (see https://www.mpifg.de/research/political-economy for an overview of different projects.) Previously, he worked on the comparative political economy of industrial relations and labor markets and on the preconditions and empirical outcomes of deliberative policy-making. He is the co-author of Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformation: European Industrial Relations since the 1970s (with Chris Howell, Cambridge University Press, 2017) and co-editor of Diminishing Returns: The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation (Oxford University Press, 2022).