Dr Clare Fenwick
Clare Fenwick’s research aims to shed light on how uncertainty in the labour market affects voters’ policy and party preferences in Europe, and how this in-turn leads to consequences for European welfare states and socio-economic outcomes. Falling under the ‘Maastricht Working on Europe’ research theme of ‘Prosperity, Welfare, and Inequality’, this research is inter-disciplinary and incorporates collaborations with ROA at the School of Business and Economics and the Department of Political Science at FASoS. Clare’s PhD (Department of Economics, Leiden University) examined the ways in which immigration structurally challenges and changes the organisation and conceptual boundaries of national welfare states in Europe. Her paper entitled ‘The political economy of immigration and welfare state effort: Evidence from Europe’ was awarded Leiden’s 2020 Meijer’s Prize for best published article.