I am Professor of Socio-Economics and Political Economy 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).
Recently, the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of 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. & Starke, P. (2018) '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. & Nguyen, C. (2016) 'Are the Unemployed Less Politically Involved? A Comparative Study of Internal Political Efficacy', European Sociological Review.
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.
Marx, P. & Schumacher, G. (2013) 'Will to Power? Intra-party Conflict in Social Democratic Parties and the Choice for Neoliberal Policies in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain (1980-2010)', European Political Science Review.
Eichhorst, W. & Marx, P. (2011) 'Reforming German Labour Market Institutions: A Dual Path to Flexibility', Journal of European Social Policy.
'Dualization as Destiny? The Political Economy of the German Minimum Wage Reform' with P. Starke (download)
'Off to a Bad Start: Unemployment and Political Interest during Early Adulthood' with P. Emmenegger & D. Schraff (download)