Björn Hacker is professor of European economic policy at the HTW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (since 2014).

Before that, he worked as a policy consultant at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). His research covers issues of European integration, in particular economic and social integration. Professor Hacker has steered research projects on reform of the European Economic and Monetary Uni- on, policy coordination in the EU and the European Pillar of Social Rights. He has published numerous papers, articles and book chapters. His doctoral thesis was on the Open Method of Coordination in the pension sector (published in German in 2010).

He studied economics and political sciences at the University of Osnabrück, the University of Barcelona and Sciences Po Paris, where he obtained his Master’s degree. At HTW Berlin Hacker teaches macroeconomics, the EU political system, EU integration theories and international relations. Recently, he established a joint degree study programme in European economic policy. Hacker has been liaison officer for the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (HBS) since 2016 and a member of the academic advisory board of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) since 2018.

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Social Europe: From vision to vigour

FEPS Primer series - Björn Hacker

Social Europe is back on the agenda but there is no big breakthrough


Next Left Vol. 3

Towards a new strategy
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Progressive Post

Social Europe as a precondition for a more modern and just EU


Eurozone Future: Playing the ball back to the member states

The EU-Commission capitulating in the face of two divergent perspectives among the divided member states.
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Austrian Permanent Representation, Brussels

The European Pillar of Social Rights

Turning principles into practice
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Social Europe. Vision and Vigour with Björn Hacker

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Social Europe. Vision and Vigour with Björn Hacker

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