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, https://doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2019.1644811
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, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279417000782