Media

I am usually able to answer media queries in my areas of expertise (European political economy, labour markets, immigration, the welfare state). It usually helps if you send me a few questions in advance so that I can prepare something. I have done radio and/or television interviews in French, English, Dutch and Portuguese, and could say something intelligible in German or Italian with some preparation. I can be reached by email using the address here.

Recent media appearances, articles or mentions

André Ventura, el antisistema que quiere ser ministro en Portugal“, El Pais, 27.1.2022 (interview)

Portugal’s flourishing far right target Roma ahead of vote“, France 24, 25.1.2022 (interviewed on my piece of the determinants of the radical right vote share in Portugal)

Interview on the Portuguese podcast 45 graus to talk about my research on immigration, the welfare state and the radical right, 16.12.2021 (in Portuguese)

“O que 2021 nos ensinou sobre economia“, Visao, 23.12.2021 (interviewed)

Covid-19: Desigualdades e cultura do silêncio, o que explica a “orgia de violência” nos Países Baixos“, Publico, 29.11.2021 (interviewed)

Chega continua a crescer onde há mais ciganos“, Expresso, 16.7.2021 (interviewed)

Surpresa na eleição holandesa cresceu ao enfrentar ultradireita em debate“, Folha de Sao Paulo, 24.3.2021 (interview)

Les élections législatives aux Pays-Bas se terminent ce mardi: interview d’Alexandre Afonso“, interview for Swiss Radio RTS, 17.3.2021.

Frugal Four Bound to be Irked by Fiscal Transfers“, Financial Times, 14.7.2020 (Letter)

Immigrant Labor or Working Mothers?“, Foreign Policy, 6.10.2018 (op-ed)

Can an “Enemy of the Republic” Pull off a Victory?“, Washington Post,Monkey Cage blog, 3.5.2017 (op-ed)

Italia, Francia, Spagna l’ateneo è cosa nostra“, Pagina 99, 25 March 2017 (op-ed, in Italian).

The Far Right’sLeftist Mask”, Jacobin Magazine, 17March 2017 (op-ed, with Line Rennwald)

Academic labour markets in Europe vary widely in openness and job security”, LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, 21 November 2016.

The Problems Behindthe Recovery: Portuguese Labor Market Reforms in the Aftermath of the EurozoneCrisis”, Council of European Studies Critcom Blog, 8.8.2016 (with Jasper Simons)

Syriza shows the failure of cartel politics”, CNN.com, 26.01.2015.

Afonso, A. (2014) “Can Greece really defy austerity?”, The Daily Telegraph, 31.12.2014.

Afonso, A., S. Zartaloudis, Y. Papadopoulos (2014) “Lower levels of clientelism in Portuguese politics explain why Portugal handled austerity better than Greece during the crisis”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 27.10.2014.

Afonso, A., J. Visser (2014) “Avoiding the service economy trilemma: Dutch and Swiss lessons”, Policy Network Observatory, 20.10.2014.

Afonso, A. (2014) “Is France really finished?”, The Daily Telegraph, 6.10.2014.

Afonso, A. (2014) “Why the Swiss voted to cap immigration”, The Washington Post (Monkey Cage blog), 10.02.2014.

Afonso, A. (2014) “The return of immigration quotas could severely challenge Switzerland’s relationship with the European Union“, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 05.02.2014.

Afonso, A. (2013) “Southern Europe should consider an economic ‘third way’ to tackle unemployment and inequality”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 12.12.2013.

Afonso, A. (2013) “How Academia resembles a drug gang”, LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, 26.12.2013. Featured in ScienceThe NationSouth China Morning PostInside Higher EdSlate and Times Higher Education.

Afonso, A. (2013) “Why Portuguese parties have survived austerity, whereas Greek parties failed”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 29.07.2013. Published in Spanish as “Por qué los partidos portugueses han sobrevivido a la austeridad y los griegos no” in El Diario’s Agenda Publica Blog, 28.07.2013.

Afonso, A. (2013) “Portugal is the pupil that gets good grades for learning bad lessons”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 27.03.2013

Afonso, A. (2012) “The Eurozone crisis has increased demand for cheap labour across Europe. However, the return of EU internal migration controls is unlikely”, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, 16.11.2012.

Afonso, A. (2011) “Pourquoi des salaires minimaux seraient profitables à l’économie”, Le Temps, Geneva, 01.12.2011, p. 13.

Afonso, A. (2011) “La crise et le retour de la “Forteresse Europe”, Pages de Gauche, Lausanne, September 2011, p. 6.

Afonso, A. (2008) “Bilan de l’Union Européenne sur la libre circulation”, Pages de Gauche, Lausanne, December 2008, p. 8.

Afonso, A. (2008) “Lorsque les juges européens s’attaquent aux droits syndicaux”, Pages de Gauche, Lausanne, September 2008, p. 4.

Afonso, A. (2006) “La loi sur les étrangers reflète une évolution des forces économiques , Le Temps, Geneva, 10.04.2006, p. 15.

Afonso, A. (2005) “Pourquoi les travailleurs de l’Est choisiraient-ils la Suisse?”, Le Temps, Geneva, 16.09.2005, p. 19.

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