Bruno Palier is CNRS Research Director at Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes. Trained in social science, he has a PHD in Political science, and is a former student of Ecole Normale Superieure. He is studying welfare reforms in Europe. He is co-director of LIEPP (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies). He has published numerous articles on welfare reforms in France and in Europe in Global Social Policy, Governance, Journal of European Social Policy, New Political Economy, Politics and Society, Socio-Economic Review, West European Politics, Social Policy and administration, Social Politics, and various books. In 2012, he co-edited The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies. (with Emmenegger, Patrick, Häusermann, Silja, and Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin), Oxford University Press, and Towards a social investment welfare state? Ideas, Policies and Challenges, (with Morel, Nathalie and Palme, Joakim), Bristol: Policy Press. In 2010, he edited A long Good Bye to Bismarck? The Politics of Welfare Reforms in Continental Europe, Amsterdam university Press, in 2007, he co-edited a special issue of Social Policy and Administration, on “Comparing welfare reforms in Continental Europe”, in 2006, Changing France, Co-edited with Pepper Culpepper et Peter Hall, Palgrave ; 2010, La réforme des systèmes de santé, Paris, PUF, Collection Que sais-je ? (5th edition) ; 2010, La réforme des retraites, Paris PUF, Collection Que sais-je ? (3rd edition) ; 2002, Gouverner la Sécurité sociale, Paris, PUF, coll . le lien social (second upadated edition in 2005) ; 2001, Globalization and European Welfare states : challenges and changes, co-edited with Rob S. Sykes and Pauline Prior, London : Palgrave.