Department of Organization

Associate professor

Room: POR/24-1.86
E-mail: hbu.ioa@cbs.dk

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.

Primary research areas
  • Competition
  • Cartels
  • Political economy
  • Competition regulation in the EU
  • Environmental sustainability
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Comparative political economy (IBP, 2nd year, mandatory)
  • Philosophies of Social Science and Applied Qualitative Methods (IBP, 2nd year, mandatory)

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 sorted by:
Angela Wigger; Hubert Buch-Hansen / EU Competition Rules and the European Integration Project
In: The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. ed. /Nikolaos Zahariadis; Laurie Buonanno. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 75-82
Book chapter > peer review
Hubert Buch-Hansen; Juan Ignacio Staricco / The Amsterdam School, Critical Realism and the Study of ‘Deep Structures’
In: Transnational Capital and Class Fractions: The Amsterdam School Perspective Reconsidered. . ed. /Bob Jessop; Henk Overbeek. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 223-227
Book chapter > peer review
Hubert Buch-Hansen / The Prerequisites for a Degrowth Paradigm Shift : Insights from Critical Political Economy.
In: Ecological Economics, Vol. 146, 4.2018, p. 157-163
Journal article > peer review
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 > peer review
Hubert Buch-Hansen; Christoph Ellersgaard; Lasse Folke Henriksen; Anton Grau Larsen; Joachim Lund / CBS og magten : En kortlægning af netværk og indflydelseskanaler, 1917-2017.
København : Djøf Forlag 2017, 129 p.
Book > peer 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 > peer review
Max Koch; Hubert Buch-Hansen; Martin Fritz / Shifting Priorities in Degrowth Research : An Argument for the Centrality of Human Needs.
In: Ecological Economics, Vol. 138, 8.2017, p. 74-81
Journal article > peer review
Angela Wigger; Hubert Buch-Hansen / Too Big to Control? : The Politics of Mega-mergers and Why the EU Is Not Stopping Them.
Brussels : Corporate Europe Observatory 2017, 9 p.
Hubert Buch-Hansen / Den europæiske kartelregulerings politiske økonomi
In: Politica, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2016, p. 265-282
Journal article > peer review
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 > peer review
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