Posts by Dr Andrew Watt

Watt, Andrew

Dr Andrew Watt

Andrew Watt is Head of the Department 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.

He has consulted and advised numerous bodies (incl. European Commission, European Economic and Social Council, Party of European Socialists, Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Member of the Economic Policy Advisory Council to the Chairman of the German SPD). He has taught at the University of Bielefeld and the University of Applied Sciences BFI, Vienna. Andrew is a regular columnist and blogger for the Social Europe journal.


The strange non-death of public spending

Andrew Watt 15/03/2017

In 2011 Colin Crouch wrote a noted book entitled The strange non-death of neoliberalism. In it he discussed why neoliberalism had managed to avoid being killed by what had appeared to be its nemesis: the global financial and economic crisis. The title came to mind on reading some recent work on the political economy of modern capitalism in …



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