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Igor Guardiancich

Fellow, Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark

Igor Guardiancich is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Welfare State Research of the University of Southern Denmark (Department of Political Science and Public Management) in Odense, Denmark.

His research is focused on political economy, public and social policy, European integration, transition in Central and Eastern Europe. His latest work includes the monograph Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: From Post-Socialist Transition to the Global Financial Crisis published by Routledge and the volume Recovering from the Crisis through Social Dialogue in the New EU Member States: The Case of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, edited for the International Labour Organization.

He obtained his PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute, his Master’s degree in Political Economy of Transition at the London School of Economics and graduated in Economics at the Università di Trieste. He taught a number of BA and MA courses at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, at the James Madison University in Florence and at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin.

His working experience includes periods spent at the European Commission, at the European Trade Union Institute, at the Academic Careers Observatory of the Max Weber Programme and at the Central European University - Institute for Advanced Studies. He has acted as consultant and researched for the Observatoire social européen, the Belgian federal government, the European Commission - DG Employment, the International Labour Organization, Erste Stiftung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and various research networks, such as Recwowe.

Igor Guardiancich has an extensive publication record in international peer-reviewed journals (Acta Oeconomica, East European Politics and Societies, West European Politics, International Social Security Review and so on).


  • –present
    Fellow, Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark