Sidney Rothstein is a research fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, while he completes a PhD in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation investigates patterns of job security in the US and Germany as each country adopts a services-oriented model for economic growth. While the dissertation is based on in-depth case studies of tech workers’ responses to downsizing at multinational firms, Rothstein’s research addresses broad issues of capitalist development, ranging from the role of economic ideas in institutional evolution to the effects of foreign ownership on national models of capitalism. He has served as a research fellow at the Hans Böckler Stiftung and the Hertie School of Governance, and has published in Perspectives on Politics and Studies in American Political Development.

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