Alexandre Afonso's research focusses on the comparative political economy of European countries, and the relationship between welfare states, labour market institutions and immigration.
Alexandre Afonso is an assistant professor of public policy at Leiden University, Netherlands. His work focuses on the comparative political economy of labour markets and welfare states in Europe and has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of European Public Policy, Socio-Economic Review, European Journal of Political Research, and Governance, among others.
Before joining Leiden University, he was a lecturer (Assistant professor) in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London and held several positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, the European University Institute in Florence and the University of Amsterdam. Alexandre earned his PhD in Politics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in June 2010.
Afonso's research has been reported in Science, the Times Higher Education, the New York Times, The Nation, Slate, El Paìs, and Mediapart. Alexandre has written for the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Jacobin, among others.