Research monograph

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Paster, T., The Role of Business in the Development of the Welfare State and Labor Markets in Germany: Containing Social Reforms London et al, Routledge, Series: Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of Welfare, 2012 [paperback published in 2015].

Reviews of the book:
British Journal of Industrial Relations (2013, Vol. 51, no. 4, 826-829), by Markus Helfen
Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte [Journal of Business History] (2014, Vol. 59, no.1, 112-113), by Werner Bührer
German Studies Review (2015, Vo.38, no.1, February, 222-224), by Michel Goyer
German Politics (2016, Vol.25, no.,1, 160-61), by Jörg Mathias, DOI:10.1080/09644008.2015.1064272
Management Revue (2016, Vol. 27, no.4, 321-323), by Stefanie John, ISSN: 0935-9915

Peer-reviewed journal articles 

Paster, T., Dennie Oude Nijhuis, and Max Kiecker, To Extend or Not to Extend: Explaining the Divergent Use of Statutory Bargaining Extensions in the Netherlands and Germany.  Forthcoming in the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Online version published on 10 December 2019.
doi: 10.1111/bjir.12514
Impact Factor for 2018:1.984

Paster, T., Wie beeinflussen Arbeitsanreizerwartungen die sozialpolitischen Positionen der deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände? Zeitschrift für Sozialreform, 65(3, October), 305-322, 2019. ISSN: 0514-2776
Accepted manuscript

Nevers, J. and T. Paster, Business and the Nordic Welfare States, 1890-1970, Scandinavian Journal of History, 44(5), 535-551, peer-reviewed introduction to a special issue, 2019.
doi: 10.1080/03468755.2019.1658621
Accepted manuscript (pre-print)

Paster, T., How Do Business Interest Groups Respond to Political Challenges? A Study of the Politics of German Employers. New Political Economy, 23(6), 674-689, 2018.
doi: 10.1080/13563467.2018.1384453
Impact Factor for 2018: 3.085
Accepted manuscript (pre-print)

Paster, T., Why did Austrian Business Oppose Welfare Cuts? How the Organization of Interests Shapes Business Attitudes Toward Social Partnership. Comparative Political Studies 47(7, June), 966-992, 2014.
doi: 10.1177/0010414013488556
Impact Factor for 2018: 3.190
Accepted manuscript (pre-print)

Paster, T., Business and Welfare State Development: Why Did Employers Accept Social Reforms? World Politics 65(3, July), 461-51, 2013.
doi: 10.1017/S0043887113000117.
Impact Factor for 2018: 3.368
Accepted manuscript

Paster, T., Do German Employers Support Board-Level Codetermination? The Paradox of Individual Support and Collective Opposition. Socio-Economic Review. 10(3, June), 471-95.
doi:10.1093/ser/mwr017. 2012
Impact Factor for 2018: 3.328
Accepted manuscript (pre-print)

Paster, T., The New Modes of EU Governance – Combining Rationalism and Constructivism in Explaining Voluntarist Policy Coordination in the EU. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft [Austrian Journal of Political Science]. 34(2): 147-161, 2005.
Impact Factor for 2016: 0.250 (impact factor not updated since)

Peer-reviewed working papers

Baggesen Klitgaard, M. & Paster, T.,  How Do Governments Respond to Business Demands for Tax Cuts: An Analysis of Corporate and Inheritance Tax Reforms in Austria and Sweden. Open Forum Working Paper Series. Harvard: Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 2019.

Paster,T., Bringing Power Back In: A review of the literature on business and the welfare state MPIfG Discussion Paper 15/03, Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. March 2015. ISSN:0944-2073
Review of the paper by Mark J. Crowley on the blog NEP-HIS

Paster, T., German Employers and the Origins of Unemployment Insurance: Skills Interest or Strategic Accommodation? MPIfG Discussion Paper 11/05. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, April 2011. ISSN: 0944-2073

Non-peer-reviewed working papers

Paster, T., Influence and Adaptation: The Schumpeterian Perspective on Business-Politics Relations Carlo Alberto Notebooks, No.444, Turin: Collegio Carlo Alberto, January 2016, ISSN: 2279-9362.

Contributions to edited volumes

Paster, T, ‘Business Interests and the Development of the Bismarckian Welfare State‘, in Dennie Oude Nijhuis (ed.), Business Interests and the Development of the Modern Welfare State, Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of Welfare, Abingdon: Routledge, 31-56, 2020.
doi: 10.4324/9781351002394-2

Paster, T., ‘Varieties of Capitalism und Sozialpolitik: Thesen und empirische Befunde‘, in: Obinger, Herbert and Schmidt, Manfred G. (eds.), Handbuch Sozialpolitik, Wiesbaden: Springer, 255-273, 2019.
doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-22803-3_14

Paster, T.,‘Die Rolle der Arbeitgeber in der Sozialpolitik’. In: Schroeder, Wolfgang & Bernhard Wessels (eds.) Handbuch Arbeitgeber- und Wirtschaftsverbände in Deutschland. Wiesbaden: Springer. 487-514, 2017. [updated version of Paster 2011]
doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-08176-8_19

Paster, T. ‘Die Rolle der Wirtschaft in der Sozialpolitik: Bremser oder Förderer?‘ In: MPIfG Jahrbuch 2013-2014. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, 75-80, 2013.

Paster, T., ‘Die Rolle der Arbeitgeber in der Sozialpolitik.’ In: Schroeder, Wolfgang & Bernhard Wessels (eds.) Handbuch Arbeitgeber- und Wirtschaftsverbände in Deutschland. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 342-362, 2010.
doi: 10.1007/978-3-531-92452-6_18

Policy papers

Paster, T., Steuervermeidung durch multinationale Konzerne: Methoden und Gegenmaßnahmen, Politik aktuell 03/19. Vienna: Karl Renner Institute, August 2019.

Fontana, Silvia, Stephen Minas & Thomas Paster, How Can the EU Contribute to Better Transnational Economic Governance? Brussels: Foundation of European Progressive Studies and Vienna: Karl Renner Institute, June 2019.

Blog contributions

Paster, T. Tax avoidance by multinational corporations: how to build alliances for reform. Brussels: The Progressive Post,  October 16, 2019.

Book reviews

Paster, T., Review of Behrens, Martin (2011) „Das Paradox der Arbeitgeberverbände: Von der Schwierigkeit, durchsetzungsstarke Unternehmensinteressen kollektiv zu vertreten.German Politics, 21(4), 532-3, DOI: 10.1080/09644008.2012.742661. 2012

Paster, T., Review of Addison, John (2009) „The Economics of Codetermination: Lessons from the German ExperienceComparative Labor Law & Policy Journal 33 (Fall), 193-4. 2011

Paster, T., The Renewability of Social Democracy. European Political Science, 7(4), 507-12.
[A review of Merkel, Wolfgang, Alexander Petring, Christian Henkes and Christoph Egle (2008) Social Democracy in Power: The Capacity to Reform. London et al: Routledge], 2008

Paster, T., Review of Pelinka, Anton/Hummer,Waldemar “Österreich unter ‘EU-Quarantäne’”. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft [Austrian Journal of Political Science], 32(4), 490-92.

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