Bob Hancké is Reader in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previous appointments were at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, and as a PhD candidate at the J.F. Kennedy School and Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and at MIT. He published Large Firms and Institutional Change (Oxford University Press 2002), Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradiction and Complementarities in the European Economy (co-edited with Martin Rhodes and Mark Thatcher (Oxford University Press 2007), Intelligent Research Design (Oxford University Press 2009), Debating Varieties of Capitalism (Oxford University Press 2009) and participated in the project that led to Varieties of Capitalism, edited by Peter Hall and David Soskice (Oxford University Press 2001). His forthcoming book is Unions, Central Banks and EMU: Labour markets and monetary integration in Europe, Oxford University Press 2013.