Anke Hassel is Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany. Her research centres on public policy and comparative political economy as well as on the institutional foundations of business systems, labour rights and corporate social responsibility. Tobias Wi is Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Institute of Politics and Social Policy, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. His research areas include comparative welfare state analysis and comparative political economy with a focus on pensions and family policy.
1. The political economy of pension financialisation: public policy responses to the crisis 2. Reinforcement of pension financialisation as a response to financial crises in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom 3. Multipillarisation remodelled: the role of interest organisations in British and German pension reforms 4. Re-assessing the role of financial professionals in pension fund investment strategies 5. Countering financial interests for social purposes: what drives state intervention in pension markets in the context of financialisation? 6. Insuring individuals and politicians: financial services providers, stock market risk and the politics of private pension guarantees in Germany 7. EU pension policy and financialisation: purpose without powers? 8. Financialisation meets collectivisation: occupational pensions in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden