Thomas Paster receives a two-year Marie Curie Fellowship

Thomas Paster, currently a research fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, received a two-year Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission. The fellowship will be hosted by the University of Southern Denmark, Department of Political Science, in Odense.

During the fellowship Thomas will research the politics of rising social inequality with a focus on policy changes in corporate taxes, capital gains taxes, and executive remuneration.

Thomas holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence. He has published in journals such as World Politics, Socio-Economic Review, and Comparative Political Studies; and is the author of the book "The Role of Business in the Development of the Welfare State and Labor Markets in Germany: Containing Social Reforms" (Routledge, 2012). Previously, he held research positions and fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, and the Central European University’s Institute for Advanced Study in Budapest.

The Marie-Sklodowska Curie Action is a program by the European Union to support the trans-national and trans-disciplinary mobility of experienced researchers.

Project description:

http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/203915_en.html