Stefano Ronchi
Research Fellow at Università degli Studi di Milano
Current member

Stefano Ronchi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social and Political Science of the University of Milan, in the scope of the ERC-project SOLID. Previously he was Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Fiesole. His research interests include comparative welfare state analysis, labour market policies and the politics of social policy, addressed through both quantitative and qualitative methods. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Research Training Group SOCLIFE (Universities of Cologne and Duisburg-Essen). During the Ph.D. he was InGrid Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Social Policy in Antwerp and Jos Berghman Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven.

His most recent publications include:

Hemerijck, A. & S. Ronchi (2020), ‘Aprire la strada all’investimento sociale in un’Eurozona fragile’, in: A. Ciarini (ed.) Politiche di welfare e investimenti sociali, Bologna: il Mulino, pp. 117-138.

Vesan, P., & Ronchi, S. (2019). The Puzzle of Expansionary Welfare Reforms under Harsh Austerity: Explaining the Italian Case. South European Society and Politics, 24 (3), pp. 371-395,

Ronchi S. (2018), ‘Which Roads (if any) to Social Investment? The Recalibration of EU Welfare States at the Crisis Crossroads (2000–2014)’, Journal of Social Policy, 47 (3), pp. 459-478,

This project is funded with a Synergy Grant by the European Research Council under Grant Agreement n. 810356. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.