Department of International Economics, Government and Business


E-mail: bpi.egb@cbs.dk

My main research at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School focuses on European welfare states and labour market policies in comparative perspective.

Primary research areas
  • European (dis)integration
  • EU institutions and policy-making
  • EU law and its implementation
  • European welfare state and labour market policy
  • European Single Market  
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Selected publications

Pircher, B., Loxbo, K. (2020). Compliance with EU Law in Times of Disintegration: Exploring Changes in Transposition and Enforcement in the EU Member States between 1997 and 2016. Journal of Common Market Studies. 58(5): 1270-1287. DOI: 10.1111/jcms.13030

Pircher, B. (2020). EU public procurement policy: the economic crisis as trigger for enhanced harmonisation. Journal of European Integration. 42(4): 509-525. DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2019.1666114

Pircher, B. (2020). The Council of the EU in Times of Economic Crisis: A Policy Entrepreneur for the Internal Market. Journal of Contemporary European Research. 16(1): 65-81. DOI: 10.30950/jcer.v16i1.1086

Pircher, B. (2017). Member states’ opposition in the Council of the European Union and its impacts on the implementation of directives. Austrian Journal of Political Science. 46(4): 1-10. DOI: 10.15203/ozp.1896.vol46iss3

Karlsson, C., Silander, D., Pircher, B. (2019). Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Political Entrepreneurship for a prosperous Europe. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing. 272.