I am Professor of Political Science and Socio-Economics at University of Duisburg-Essen. In addition, I am affiliated to the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies as a part-time professor and to the IZA Institute of Labor Economics as a research fellow.
My research interests are related to social and political inequality, political behaviour, and comparative welfare state and labour market analysis. I currently work on the following research questions:
How do labour market experiences translate into political behaviour?
Under which conditions do poverty, unemployment, job insecurity and other socio-economic problems lead to political alienation, apathy, or radicalisation?
Which social and political conflicts are triggered by digitalization of employment?
Which are the political processes underlying growing income inequality?
What explains welfare state and labour market change in comparative perspective?
Which policies are suitable to address labour market segmentation?
In 2014, I finished a research project dealing with the growth of non-standard employment in European labour markets (read more).
In 2017, the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Culture and Science awarded me a grant to establish a research group on "The influence of socio-economic problems on political integration" (read more).
Selected publications (click here for full list):
Marx, P. (forthcoming) 'Anti-Elite Politics and Emotional Reactions to Socio-Economic problems. Experimental Evidence on ‘Pocketbook Anger’ from France, Germany, and the United States', British Journal of Sociology.
Marx, P. (2019) 'Should We Study Political Behaviour as Rituals? Towards a General Micro Theory of Politics in Everyday Life', Rationality and Society.
Marx, P. & Nguyen, C. (2018) 'Anti-Elite Parties and Political Inequality: How Challenges to the Political Mainstream Reduce Income Gaps in Internal Efficacy', European Journal of Political Research.
Marx, P. & Starke, P. (2017) 'Dualization as Destiny? The Political Economy of the German Minimum Wage Reform', Politics & Society.
Emmenegger, P., Marx, P. & Schraff, D. (2017) 'Off to a Bad Start: Unemployment and Political Interest during Early Adulthood', Journal of Politics.
Marx, P. (2016) 'The Insider-Outsider Divide and Economic Voting. Testing a New Theory with German Electoral Data', Socio-Economic Review.
Eichhorst, W. & Marx, P. (eds.) (2015) Non-standard Employment in Post-industrial Labour Markets: An Occupational Perspective. Edward Elgar.
Emmenegger, P. , Kvist, J., Marx, P. & Petersen, K. (eds.) (2015) 25 Years of Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, Journal of European Social Policy.
Marx, P. (2014) 'Labour Market Risks and Political Preferences: The Case of Temporary Employment', European Journal of Political Research.
Davidsson, J.B. & Marx, P. (2013) 'Losing the Issue, Losing the Vote: Issue Competition and the Reform of Unemployment Insurance in Germany and Sweden', Political Studies.
Eichhorst, W. & Marx, P. (2011) 'Reforming German Labour Market Institutions: A Dual Path to Flexibility', Journal of European Social Policy.