hbdbp

Department of Business and Politics

Hubert
Buch-Hansen
Associate professor


Room: POR/24-1.86
Tel:
+4538153566
E-mail: hb.dbp@cbs.dk
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Competition
  • Cartels
  • Political economy
  • Competition regulation in the EU
  • Environmental sustainability
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/hbdbp
Presentation

I am a political economist with wide-ranging research and teaching interests. Overall, I am interested in how the political economies of the Western world developed, in the functioning of the contemporary global capitalist system, and in the economic, social and environmental consequences thereof. Most of my research revolves around issues related to competition. My PhD thesis from 2008 and a 2011 book titled The Politics of European Competition Regulation (co-authored by Angela Wigger), both analyse the historical transformation of capitalism and competition regulation in Europe from the vantage point of a critical political economy perspective underpinned by critical realism. Currently I study the evolution of business networks and their impact on competition. More specifically, I conduct longitudinal analyses of cartels and interlocking directorates by means of social network analysis methods. Finally, by cross-fertilising insights from political economy and degrowth/steady-state economics I explore what transitions to genuinely environmentally sustainable societies entail, and what the main obstacles to and opportunities for such transitions are.

Courses
  • Comparative political economy (IBP, 2nd year, mandatory)
  • Philosophies of Social Science and Applied Qualitative Methods (IBP, 2nd year, mandatory)
Supervision

I mainly supervise IBP projects/theses that deal with issues related to European political economy.

Selected publications
  • 2015: ‘The Scale and Geography of Collusion in the European Market: A Longitudinal View’, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies (with C. Levallois) (published in early view)
  • 2014: ‘Explaining (Missing) Regulatory Paradigm Shifts. EU Competition Regulation in Times of Economic Crisis’, New Political Economy, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 113-137 (with A. Wigger).
  • 2014: ‘Interlocking directorates and collusion: an empirical analysis’, International Sociology, Vol. 29, No 3, pp. 249-267.
  • 2014: ‘Capitalist diversity and de-growth trajectories to steady-state economies’, Ecological Economics, Vol. 106, pp. 173-179.
  • 2012: ‘The political economy of regulatory change: the case of British merger control’, Regulation & Governance, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 101-118. 
  • 2011: The Politics of European Competition Regulation. A Critical Political Economy Perspective, London and New York: Routledge (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy) (with A. Wigger).
  • 2010: ‘Revisiting Fifty Years of Market-Making: The Neoliberal Transformation of European Competition Policy’, Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 20-44 (with A. Wigger).
Publications & dissemination
2017
Hubert Buch-Hansen / Book Reviews: The Power of Corporate Networks. A Comparative and Historical Perspective
In: Business History, Vol. 59, No. 2, 2017, p. 311-312
Book review
Hubert Buch-Hansen / Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship
In: Journal of Critical Realism, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2017, p. 223-224
Book review
2016
Hubert Buch-Hansen / Den europæiske kartelregulerings politiske økonomi
In: Politica, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2016, p. 265-282
Journal article
Max Koch; Hubert Buch-Hansen / Human Needs, Steady-state Economics and Sustainable Welfare
In: Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare. ed. /Max Koch; Oksana Mont. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 29-43 (Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics, No. 42)
Book chapter
Hubert Buch-Hansen / Karteller : Afsløringen af aftalt spil i dansk erhvervsliv.
København : Gyldendal 2016, 267 p.
Book
Hubert Buch-Hansen; Annika Pissin; Erin Kennedy / Transitions Towards Degrowth and Sustainable Welfare : Carbon Emission Reduction and Wealth and Income Distribution in France, the US and China.
In: Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare. ed. /Max Koch; Oksana Mont. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 143-157 (Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics, No. 42)
Book chapter
2015
Angela Wigger; Hubert Buch-Hansen / EU Competition Regulation : A Case of Authoritarian Neo-liberalism.
In: The Evolution of Intermediary Institutions in Europe: From Corporatism to Governance. . ed. /Eva Hartmann; Poul F. Kjaer. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2015, p. 81-98
Book chapter
Hubert Buch-Hansen / Jenneth Parker: Critiquing Sustainability Changing Philosophy
In: Journal of Critical Realism, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2015, p. 434-436
Book review
Hubert Buch-Hansen / Magteliten : Hvordan 423 danskere styrer landet.
In: Dansk Sociologi, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2015, p. 117-119
Book review
Hubert Buch-Hansen; Clement Levallois / The Scale and Geography of Collusion in the European Market : A Longitudinal View.
In: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, No. 4, 7.2015, p. 737-752
Journal article
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