Anton Hemerijck is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the EUI. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Later, he became Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Erasmus University Amsterdam. From 2009-2014 he was Dean of the Faculty of the Social Science at VU Amsterdam. He is one of the founders of the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies, where he directed the Scientific Council for Government Policy. From 2012-2014, he acted as a member of the Social Investment Package Expert Group of the European Commission.