Andrew Watt

Head European Economic Policy & Deputy Director, Macroeconomic Policy Institute, Hans-Böckler Foundation

Andrew Watt is HoU European Economic Policy (& Deputy Director) of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK – Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung) in the Hans-Böckler Foundation. He was previously senior researcher at the European Trade Union Institute, where he coordinated the research unit ‘Economic, social and employment policies’.

Born 1963 in Great Britain, he studied economics and modern languages at the University of Surrey (1982-1986 BSc), political science at the Otto-Suhr Institute of the Free University of Berlin (1987-1990), Advanced European Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland (1997-1999, MA), and a Doctoral program initially at the London School of Economics and  subsequently at the University of Hamburg.

His research interests include European economic governance, comparative political economy, macroeconomic policy, wage-setting and industrial relations, employment and labour market policies.

He has been a consultant and adviser to numerous bodies (incl. European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee, Party of European Socialists, Foundation for European Progressive Studies). He has taught master-level courses at the University of Bielefeld and the University of Applied Sciences BFI, Vienna. He is a member of the editorial board of Industrial Relations Journal and Economia e Lavoro, and a member of the coordinating group and fellow of the FMM (Forum Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies).

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