Moira Nelson

Senior Lecturer


Main research areas

  • Social policy
  • Comparative politics

Current research

My research examines the determinants and consequences of social policies. A current research agenda on the determinants of social policies focuses on the relationship between voters and governments and seeks to isolate the vote-seeking incentives of governments to expand or retrench the welfare state. Other research examines the employment consequences of various social policies in order to explore the question of how to combine social equality and economic growth as harmoniously as possible in the current socio-economic environment.

Recent research outputs

Moira Nelson & Nathalie Giger, 2019, In: Comparative European Politics. 17, 3, p. 426-446 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Johan Sandberg & Moira Nelson, 2017 Jun 1, The Uses of Social Investment. Hemerijck, A. (ed.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Moira Nelson & Johan Sandberg, 2017 Apr 1, In: Global Social Policy. 17, 1, p. 21-37 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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