Department of Business and Politics

Associate professor

Room: POR/1-1.14
E-mail: jle.dbp@cbs.dk
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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • EU labour market and social policy
  • Comparative welfare state analysis
  • Labour market segmentation
  • Cross-border labour mobility
  • Working conditions and job quality
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 Janine Leschke is an associate professor at the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School. She is Ph.D. coordinator for DBP in the Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies (OMS). She joined DBP in 2012. Previously she worked as a senior researcher at the European Trade Union Institute and as a PhD candidate at the labour market policy and employment unit of Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Free University of Berlin. Her research interests encompass EU labour market, social policy and comparative welfare state analysis. She has co-led a number of small international network projects and has been part of a range of European funded projects (e.g. Senior partner in Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Education as welfare: Enhancing capabilities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe’). She has been member of several European and national advisory committees among them the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) at Eurostat, the Council of Europe (committee on fostering social mobility) and Eurofound (advise on projects on job quality and youth). She is associate editor of the Industrial Relations Journal, member of the scientific advisory board of WSI Mitteilungen, and IZA policy fellow.

  • Co-coordinator “Regional Integration and the EU” (BSc International Business and Politics)
  • Bachelor project coordinator (BSc International Business and Politics)
  • Co-coordinator “EU, the Internal Market and Business Strategy” (Elective)
  • Quantitative methods II (practical exercises) (BSc Business Administration and Sociology)
  • PhD thesis supervision in the framework of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Education as welfare (EduWel): Enhancing capabilities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe’; PhD thesis assessment for European Mention
  • Bachelor thesis supervision (BSc International Business and Politics and BSc Business Administration and Sociology)
  • Master thesis and internship report supervision (BSc International Business and Politics)
Other teaching activities

Ph.D. coordinator for DBP in the Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies (OMS).

Selected publications
  • Leschke J. and M. Jepsen (2012). Introduction: Crisis, policy responses and widening inequalities in the EU, International Labour Review, special issue ‘The crisis, inequalities and social policy in the EU’, Vol. 151(4), p. 289-312.
  • Galgóczi, B., J. Leschke and A. Watt (eds.) (2009) EU Labour Migration since Enlargement: Trends, Impacts and Policies, Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Keune, M., J. Leschke and A. Watt (eds.) (2008) Privatisation and liberalisation of public services in Europe. An analysis of economic and labour market impacts, Brussels: ETUI.
  • Leschke, J. & Watt, A. (2014) Challenges in Constructing a Multi-dimensional European Job Quality Index, in: Social Indicators Research, Volume 118, Issue 1 (2014), Page 1-31: DOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0405-9.
  • Bothfeld, S. & Leschke, J. (2012). ‘More and better jobs’: is quality of work still an issue – and was it ever?. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research. Special Issue ‘EU social and employment policy under the Europe 2020 strategy’, 18(3), 337-353.
  • Leschke, J. (2011). Transition from Unemployment to Work and the Role of Active Labour Market Policies during the Lisbon Strategy Period and the Economic Crisis. German Policy Studies, 7(1), 135-170.
  • Leschke, J. (2009). The segmentation potential of non-standard employment: A four-country comparison of mobility patterns. International Journal of Manpower. Special Issue: Unemployment and labour market policies: novel approaches, 30(7), 692-715.
  • Galgóczi, B. & Leschke, J. & Watt, A. (Eds.). (2012). EU Migration and Labour Markets in Troubled Times: Skills Mismatch, Return and Policy Responses. Aldershot, Ashgate.
  • Leschke, J. (2008). Unemployment insurance and non-standard employment: four European countries in comparison. Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Janine Leschke; Béla Galgóczi / Arbeitskräftemobilität in der EU im Angesicht der Krise : Gewinner und Verlierer.
In: W S I Mitteilungen, Vol. 68, No. 5, 2015, p. 327-337
Journal article
Helen Russell; Janine Leschke; Mark Smith / Balancing Flexibility and Security in Europe : The Impact on Young Peoples’ Insecurity and Subjective Well-being.
Paper presented at 2015 Annual ESPAnet Conference, 2015
Janine Leschke; Kurt Vandaele / Explaining Leaving Union Membership by the Degree of Labour Market Attachment : Exploring the Case of Germany.
In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, 16.9.2015
Journal article
Jacqueline O'Reilly; Werner Eichorst; András Gábos; Kari Hadjivassiliou; David Lain; Janine Leschke; Seamus McGuiness; Lucia Mýtna Kurekóva; Tiziana Nazio; Renate Ortlieb; Helen Russel; Paola Villa / Five Characteristics of Youth Unemployment in Europe : Flexibility, Education, Migration, Family Legacies, and EU Policy.
In: Sage Open, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015, p. 1-19
Journal article
Sonja Bekker; Lena Hipp; Janine Leschke / Institutions Or Household Characteristics : The Determinants Of Fathers Part-Time Work In Europe And The US.
Paper presented at 2015 Annual ESPAnet Conference, 2015
Béla Galgóczi; Janine Leschke / Intra-EU Labor Mobility : A Key Pillar of the EU Architecture Subject to Challenge.
In: International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 38, No. 12, 2015, p. 860-873
Journal article
Janine Leschke / Non-standard Employment of Women in Service Sector Occupations : A Comparison of European Countries.
In: Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets: An Occupational Perspective. . ed. /Werner Eichhorst; Paul Marx. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated 2015, p. 324–352
Book chapter
Janine Leschke; Sotiria Theodoropoulou; Andrew Watt / Towards 'Europe 2020'? : Austerity and the New Economic Governance in the EU.
In: Divisive Integration: The Triumph of Failed Ideas in Europe - Revisited. . ed. /Steffen Lehndorff. Brussels : European Trade Union Institute 2015, p. 295-329
Book chapter
Janine Leschke; Mairéad Finn / Tracing Convergence in Flexibility and Income Security for Youth during the Economic Crisis
Paper presented at SASE 27th Annual Conference, 2015
Janine Leschke; Sotiria Theodoropoulou; Andrew Watt / Auf dem Weg ins Europa 2020 : Austeritätskurs und neue Wirtschaftssteurung auf EU-Ebene.
In: Spaltende Integration Der Triumph gescheiterter Ideen in Europa: Revisited. . ed. /Steffen Lehndorff. Hamburg : VSA Verlag 2014, p. 243-273
Book chapter
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