RESq: Reform of Employment Services quorum

Steering Group

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Barbier, J C (Jean Claude )

Maison des Sciences économiques
106-112 boulevard de l'Hôpital
75647 Paris cedex 13
France

tel: +33 1 44 07 81 56
email: jean-claude.barbier@univ-paris1.fr

Jean Claude Barbier is a senior researcher in sociology (directeur de
recherche, CNRS) at the Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne (CES – Matisse, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne). He is also adjungeret professor at Aalborg University. Barbier specializes on the comparison of systems of social protection and social policies in Europe and the USA. He has been following the various reforms of the Employment service in France since after his tenure as Directeur des études et statistiques of the Agence nationale de l’emploi (ANPE) in 1990-93. He also works on EU social policy coordination, in particular the European Employment strategy.
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Berkel, van H H A (Rik)

University Utrecht (Utrecht School of Governance)
Bijlhouwerstraat 6
3511 ZC Utrecht
Netherlands

tel: +31 (0)30 253 8658
fax: +31 (0)30 253 7200
email: r.vanberkel@uu.nl

Rik van Berkel
is a researcher at the Utrecht School of Governance. His research is partly internationally comparative, partly focusing on administrative agencies and the impact of the developments mentioned above on these organizations and their clients.

Rik van Berkel is coordinator of the researchers’ network Active Social Policies European Network (ASPEN; zie http://aspen.fss.uu.nl). He is participating in various international networks, such as the Network of Excellence (funded by the European Commission in the context of the 6th Framework) Reconciling Work and Welfare (RECWOWE; see http://recwowe.eu), the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet; see http://www.espanet.org) and the research strand ‘Activation and new Governance Structures’ of the Nordic Center of Excellence Reassessing the Nordic Welfare State (REASSESS; http://www.reassess.no).
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Bertram, C (Christine)

University of Stirling (School of Applied Social Science)
FK9 4LA Stirling
Scotland

tel: +44 7772 626188
email: christine.bertram@stir.ac.uk

Miss Christine Bertram is Postgraduate Research Student & Teaching Assistant en she is in the final year of her PhD which studies how employment advisers in public, private and third sector organisations deliver their service and how managerialism impacts on their work. Her supervisers are Johnston Birchall and Sharon Wright. During the first 2 years of her PhD, she has also worked on the EU project “Guidance in Europe”.


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Bredgaard, T (Thomas )

Aalborg University (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration )
Fibigerstraede 1
DK-9220 Aalborg
Denmark

tel: +45 99 40 81 69
fax: + 45 99 40 53 46
email: thomas@socsci.aau.dk

Thomas Bredgaard
is an associate Professor at the Aalborg University. He is associated to the Center for Labor Market Research at Aalborg University (CARMA). Carma is a multi-disciplinary research center, combining the disciplines of economy, sociology, and politics. Furthermore, Bredgaard is a member of Advisory Council, Department of Economics, Politics and Administration.
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Brodkin, E Z (Evelyn)

email: e-brodkin@uchicago.edu

Evelyn Z. Brodkin is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration and Lecturer in the Law School at the University of Chicago. In addition, she is a Faculty Affiliate at the Northwestern University/University of Chicago’s Joint Center for Poverty Research, a national and interdisciplinary academic research center that seeks to advance understanding of what it means to be poor in America. Professor Brodkin has published widely on issues of social politics and welfare reform.
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Brussig, M (Martin)

Universität Duisburg-Essen (Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ))
Lotharstr. 65, LE
47057 Duisburg
Germany

tel: 0203-379-3931
email: martin.brussig@uni-due.de

Martin Brussig studied Sociology and History in Berlin and New York received his Diploma in Sociology from Humboldt University Berlin. He completed his PhD in Sociology (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena) with studies about the socio-economic post-communist transformation in East Germany. Since 2003, he is working at the Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ) at the University Duisburg Essen. His fields of interest include demographic changes on the labour market and labour market policy.
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Bruttel, O (Olivier )

McKinsey & Company Inc.
Tieckstrasse 38
10115 Berlin
Germany

email: info@oliverbruttel.de

Oliver Bruttel
was Research Fellow and PhD Scholar at the
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB (Social Science
Research Center Berlin) from 2002 to 2005. Besides several articles and
a monography on his PhD topic (“The Privatization of Public Employment
Services”), he has also published articles on more general labor market
topics (e.g. the German Hartz reforms and welfare-to-work policies) in
international referred journals such as /West European Politics/,
/Policy & Politics/ and the /International Review of Administration
Sciences/. After completing his PhD in 2005, he joined McKinsey &
Company, Inc., an international business consultancy.
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Considine, M (Mark )

University of Melbourne (The School of Political Science, Criminology & Sociology)
Victoria
Australia

tel: +61 3 8344 8969
fax: +61 3 8344 7906
email: Mark1@unimelb.edu.au

Mark Considine is co-chair of RESq. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne. He is an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. Mark Considine has been associated with governments and the community sector in the implementation of a number of recent projects and organizational reviews. These include: OECD LEED Program review of local partnerships, Community Strengthening strategies at state and local level, Premier’s Working Party of Strategic Partnerships with the Community Sector, Minister’s reference group for the Review of the Local Government Act, Communication and Marketing Review for Job Network , Advisor on research strategies and organizational capacity at the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
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Eberts, R (Randall )

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
300 S. Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo Michigan 49007-4686
United States

tel: +1 616 343 5541
fax: +1 616 343 3308
email: eberts@upjohninstitute.org

Randall Eberts received his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 1978. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director of the Institute in 1993, he served as Assistant Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. There he directed a research group that focused on issues related to labor markets, regional economic development, productivity, and public finance and also administered the Bank’s three research publications.
Dr. Eberts also served as Senior Staff Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1991-1992), where he was responsible for policy issues related to unemployment insurance, job training, income distribution, education, and public infrastructure investment. Prior to joining the Cleveland Fed, Dr. Eberts was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon. There he conducted research funded by the National Institute of Education on the effects of teacher unions on student achievement and education costs.
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Finn, D (Dan)

University of Portsmouth (SSHLS)
Milldam, Burnaby Road
PO1 3AS Portsmouth
Great Britain

tel: +44 (0)23 9284 6036
fax: +44 (0)23 9284 2174
email: dan.finn@port.ac.uk

Dann Finn. is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of Portsmouth and Associate Research Director at the Center for Economic and Social Inclusion. Dan has written extensively on the activation of income support systems, implementation of welfare to work strategies, contracting out employment programmes and the reform of the public employment service. He is also a member of collaborative international research networks concerned with these issues. Since 1997 he has been closely involved in analyzing the British Government’s ‘welfare to work’ policies, has acted as a special adviser for parliamentary committees, and has carried out research for British government departments, international organizations and independent foundations.
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Handler, J F (Joel)

UCLA

email: handler@law.ucla.edu

Joel F. Handler is a Professor of Policy Studies, School of Public Policy and Social Research at UCLA Law faculty. Joel Handler teaches Law and the Poor, a research seminar on social welfare issues, and another seminar titled Comparative Welfare States. He has been a member of the National Academy of Science’s Committee on the Status of Black America and chaired the Academy’s Panel on High Risk Youth. He is a past president of the Law and Society Association.
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Ingold, J. (Jo)

Leeds University Business School (Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change)
GM.18 Maurice Keyworth Building
LS2 9JT Leeds
Great Britain

tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2645
email: J.Ingold@leeds.ac.uk

Curriculum Vitae

Jo Ingold is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Public Policy at Leeds University Business School and is a member of the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change. She has previously worked in the third sector and in central government, including as a researcher in the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Knuth, M (Matthias )

Institut Arbeid und Qualifikation
Munscheidstrasse 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Germany

tel: +49. 209. 1707- 186
fax: +49.209.1707- 110
email: matthias.knuth@uni-due.de

Matthias Knuth is head of the research unit ‘trends in employment’ and senior researcher at the Labor and Qualification Institute University Duisburg-Essen and president of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Sozialwissenschaftliche Arbeitsmarktforschung
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Larsen, F (Flemming )

Aalborg University (Centre for Labour Market research (CARMA))
Fibigerstraede 1
DK-9220 Aalborg
Denmark

tel: +45 9940 8203
fax: +45 9815 5346
email: flemlar@socsci.aau.dk

Flemming Larsen is an associate Professor at the Aalborg University. He is associated to the Center for Labor Market Research at Aalborg University (CARMA). Carma is a multi-disciplinary research center, combining the disciplines of economy, sociology, and politics.
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Madsen, P K (Per Kongshøj )

Aalborg University (Centre for Labour Market research )
Fibigerstraede 1
DK-9220 Aalborg
Denmark

tel: +45 9635 8179
fax: +45 9815 5346
email: pkm@socsci.aau.dk

Per Kongshøj Madsen is Professor and Director of the Center for Labor Market Research (CARMA) at the Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, University of Aalborg. His main research interests include comparative labor market and employment policy. He is currently the Danish representative within the European Employment Observatory and has also conducted research for the Nordic Council of Ministers, the ILO and other international organizations. In recent years he has published numerous articles on the theme of “flexicurity” or the challenge of combining flexible labor markets with social protection and security for employees.
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Marston, G (Greg)

The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld, Australia

tel: (07) 3365 3024
fax: (07) 3365 1788
email: g.marston@uq.edu.au


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Månsson, J (Jonas )

Växjö University (School of Management and Economics )
SE 351 95 Växjö
Sweden

tel: +46 470 708785
fax: +46 470 82478
email: jonas.mansson@ehv.vxu.se

Jonas Månsson is a senior researcher within the Center for Labor Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Management and Economics, Växjö University and responsible methodological development at the department of evaluation at the Swedish institute for growth policy studies. He is an associate professor in Economics

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Mosley, H D (Hugh)

Wissesnschaftszentrum Berlin (Labour Market and Employment research unit)
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
Germany

tel: +49 30 25491- 112
fax: +49 30 2549 - 684
email: hugh.mosley@arcor.de

Hugh Mosley received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. He is a senior researcher in the Labor Market and Employment research unit at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), where he has worked since 1986. He has done comparative and interdisciplinary research on a wide range of labor market policy topics. His most recent work has been on implementation issues, especially public employment service reforms, and on working time issues and labor market regulation. He is the author of numerous articles and reports on these and other topics and has frequently worked as a consultant to the European Commission.

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Nolasco Marinho (Danilo)

University of Brasilia (Department of Sociology)
Campus, University of Brasilia
70910900 Brasilia, DF
Brazil

tel: 31-683291437 (NL)
fax: 55-61-33403913 (BR)
email: nolascounb@gmail.com

Mr Marinho is a sociology professor at University of Brasília (Department of Sociology and Center of Americas). He have a BSc from University of Brasilia (1973), a MSc from Mississippi State University (1979), a PhD from University of Brasilia (1991) and post-doctoral studies at University of Campinas (2007). In the last decade his work is broadly related to public policy evaluation. Currently, his research focuses on employment policies and in the last five years he coordinated a project for Brazilian Ministry of Labour about employment insurance and public employment agencies. Also, he is in charge of organizing a think tank for a worker union.
His teaching areas are sociology of development, rural sociology and economic sociology. He is a major adviser in the PhD programs in the Department of Sociology and in the Research Center for Americas. Currently he is at AIAS (University of Amsterdam) as a guest researcher from 1 September 2013 till 1 September 2014.


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O'Leary, C J (Christopher)

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
300 S. Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo Michigan 49007-4686
United States

tel: +1 616 343 5541
fax: +1 616 343 3308
email: oleary@upjohninstitute.org

Christopher J. O’Leary is a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. His research on unemployment insurance (UI) has examined experience rating, benefit adequacy, profiling, partial benefits and reemployment bonuses. The research on bonuses and UI partial benefits involved large field experiments with random trials in Washington State. He has evaluated job training, wage subsidies, public works, self-employment, and employment service programs for labor ministries in Canada and the economic transition countries of Hungary, Poland, Serbia, and China. For the U.S. Department of Labor he developed a prototype frontline decision support system for one-stop career centers under the Workforce Investment Act, and analyzed practical aspects of implementing personal reemployment accounts. His research has also been sponsored by the World Bank, the International Labor Office (ILO), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He recently examined labor market information (LMI) systems for the Canadian employment ministry.
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O'Sullivan, S (Siobhan)

University of Melbourne (School of Social and Political Sciences)
Parkville VIC 3010
Australia

tel: +61 (0) 3 8344 6209
fax: +61 (0) 3 8344 7906
email: siobhano@unimelb.edu.au

Siobhan O’Sullivan is a Research Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Since 2008, she has been working with Prof. Mark Considine on the Activating States research project: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/activating-states, examining changes to contract employment services policy in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands.
In 2011, Considine and O’Sullivan were awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for a project titled Increasing Innovation and Flexibility in Social Service Delivery: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/iifssd. The new research project will continue to explore the relationship between the state as purchaser, and private companies as providers, of employment services.
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Sol, CCAM (Els)

Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (Faculty of Law)
Rokin 84
1012 KX Amsterdam
Netherlands

tel: +31-20-5253633
fax: +31-20-5253648
email: c.c.a.m.sol@uva.nl

C.C.A.M. (Els) Sol is co-chair of RESq. She is an associate professor at the Hugo Sinzheimer Institute, University of Amsterdam. Among others, Els is program leader of a major university research program ‘Pathways to work’ entailing ten research projects on welfare to work, masterclasses and conferences. She coordinates the contributions of the institute to EU research program ‘Meeting the challenges of economic uncertainty and sutainability through employment, industrial relations, social and environmental policies ibn European countries (GUSTO) coordinated by Colin Crouch (Warwick Uni) and EU program ’Representation of Agency Workers’. She coordinates the Dutch part of an international research ‘Activating States’ comparing employment services under NPM between Australia, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Also Els coordinates an international research website concerning temporary employment (www.tempworkresearch.com). Her research concentrates in the field of labour market and social security, particularly international comparison.

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Struyven, L (Ludo )

Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven (Higher Institute of Labour Studies )
Parkstraat 47
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium

tel: +32 (0)16 32 33 41
email: ludo.struyven@hiva.kuleuven.ac.be

Ludo Struyven is head research labor market at the Higher Institute of Labor Studies from the University of Leuven. Recently, he received an honorable mention for the G.A. of Poeljeprijs 2006 for his dissertation on ‘Hervormingen tussen drang en dwang. Marktwerking op het terrein van arbeidsbemiddeling’.

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Weishaupt, J.T. (Timo)

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Institut für Soziologie)
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
37073 Göttingen
Germany

tel: +49 (0)551 39 5464
email: timo.weishaupt@sowi.uni-goettingen.de

J. Timo Weishaupt, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology, Social Policy at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (personal page). He received his doctoral degree in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From September 2008 through December 2010, he was a post-doc fellow at the Mannheim Centre of European Social Research (MZES), then he was Juniorprofessor for the Sociology of the Welfare State at University of Mannheim. He has published on issues related to labour market governance, the politics of activation, and social policies. His book From the Manpower Revolution to the Activation Paradigm (Amsterdam University Press, 2011) is based on his doctoral thesis, which was awarded the Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award on European Politics from the American Political Science Association.
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Dr. Wood, D.E. (Donna)

University of Victoria (Department of Political Science)
PO Box 3060
STN CSC Victoria, B.C.
Canada

tel: 250-384-5064
fax: 250-7217485
email: woodd@uvic.ca

Donna E. Wood is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. She has a Master of Public Management from the University of Alberta and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Before embarking on a research career in 2003 she worked for over twenty-five years for the Alberta and Northwest Territories governments in Canada, providing policy advice and directing income support, social services, apprenticeship, training, and employment programs. With Dr. Amy Verdun she co-edited a special issue of Canadian Public Administration (June 2013, Volume 56, No. 2) comparing the governance of social programs in Canada and the European Union. She has published on federalism and labour market policy in Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union. She is currently undertaking research comparing how Canadian provinces govern the public employment service following the devolution of this responsibility from the federal government in 1996.
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