Staff Profile:Dr Damian Raess

Dr Damian Raess
Job Title:
Lecturer in Global Political Economy

Co-convenor of PIM86 - Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations

Areas of Interest:

International and comparative political economy, particularly (i) the design and effectiveness of labour provisions in trade agreements; (ii) globalisation on labour protections in advanced and emerging economies (Western Europe, Germany, Brazil, China); (iii) mass attitudes towards the economic rise of China; (iv) the politics of economic crisis, especially fiscal policy responses; and (v) comparative industrial relations, labour market policies, and welfare state research.

Feedback and consultation hours:

  • By appointment
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Publications, by year


Raess, D. (2016) Les étrangers volent-ils notre travail ? In Anouk Lloren, Laurent Tischler and Nicolas Tavaglione (eds.), Les étrangers volent-ils notre travail? Et 14 autres questions impertinentes. Genève: Labor et Fides, pp. 17-30.


Burgoon, B. and D. Raess (2014) Chinese Investment and European Labor: Should and Do Workers Fear Chinese FDI?, Asia Europe Journal 12 (1-2): 179-97.

Raess, D. (2014) Book review of Social Concertation in Times of Austerity by Alexandre Afonso, 2013, Amsterdam University Press, 258pp., British Journal of Industrial Relations 52(3): 611-3.


Steinmetz, S., Raess, D., Tijdens, K. and P. de Pedraza (2013) Measuring wages worldwide: exploring the potentials and constraints of volunteer web surveys, In Sappleton, N. (ed.) Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 100-19.


Pontusson, J. and D. Raess (2012) How (and Why) Is This Time Different? The Politics of Economic Crisis in Western Europe and the US, Annual Review of Political Science 15: 13-33.

Pontusson, J. and D. Raess (2012) The Politics of Economic Crisis in Historical-Comparative Perspective, Swiss Political Science Review 18(4): 502-07.

Pontusson, J. and D. Raess (2012) Réponses politiques à la crise économique. Une perspective historique et comparée (with J. Pontusson), La Vie des Idées, 3 octobre,

Raess, D. (2012) Book review of Switzerland in Europe: Continuity and Change in the Swiss Political Economy byChristine Trampusch and André Mach (Eds), 2011, Routledge, 244pp., Swiss Political Science Review 18(3): 389-92.


Burgoon, B. and D. Raess (2011) Does the global economy mean more sweat? Trade, investment, migration and working hours in Europe, Socio-Economic Review 9(4): 699-727.


Burgoon, B. and D. Raess (2009) Globalization and Working Time: Working Hours and Flexibility in Germany, Politics & Society 37(4): 554-75.


Raess, D. (2007) Variable Vergütung bei der Siemens AG, Forschungsberichte aus dem Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 3: 35-44.


Raess, D. and B. Burgoon (2006) The Dogs that Sometimes Bark: Globalization and Works Council Bargaining in Germany, European Journal of Industrial Relations 12(3): 287-309.

Raess, D. (2006) Globalization and why the 'time is ripe' for the transformation of German industrial relations, Review of International Political Economy 13(3): 449-79.

Raess, D. (2006) Hidden Political Economy of Globalization: The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Germany and Brazil, University of Amsterdam (unpublished PhD manuscript), 235p.


van der Meer, M., de Boer, R., Houwing, H., Kahancová, M., Raess, D. and Jelle Visser (2004) The Impact of Globalisation on Industrial Relations in Multinationals in the Netherlands. Stichting FNV Pers, 148p.

Short Biography

Dr Damian Raess is the coordinator of the interdisciplinary collaborative project "A Social Clause through the Back Door: Labour Provisions in Preferential Trade Agreements" funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (2014-2016). He has taught at the University of Amsterdam, University of Geneva, Graduate Institute (Geneva), and KU Leuven.

Damian has been awarded a major research grant for his project "BRICS globalization and labor protections" which he will be carrying out over the period 2017-2020 at the University of Bern.


Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 5065

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