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A.C.J.M. (Ton) Wilthagen


Hoogleraar

Tilburg Law School
ReflecT, Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion

ReflecT 

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Most recent publications

  • Dekker, R., & Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013). Flexicurity Pathways and the Role of Temporary Agency Work. In B.A.S. Koene, N. Galais, & C. Garsten (Eds.), Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work. Oxford: Routledge. Further information
  • Muffels, R.J.A., & Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013). Flexicurity: A new paradigm for the analysis of labor markets and policies challenging the trade-off between flexibility and security. Sociology Compass, 7(2), 111-122. Further information
  • Muffels, R.J.A., & Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013, January 11). Investeren in oudere werknemer is lonend. TrouwFurther information
  • Wilthagen, A.C.J.M., Muffels, R.J.A., & Chung, H.J. (2013). The state of affairs of flexicurity in industrial relations: Assessing country performance using transition indicators. In V. Pulignano & J. Arrowsmith (Eds.), The transformation of employment relations: Institutions and outcomes in the age of globalization (pp. 1-32). Routledge. Further information
  • Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013). Nederland loopt vast in flex: Naar een nieuw 'Dutch Design'. Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, 29(2), 188-190. Further information
 

Education

  Current professional positionProfessor Ton Wilthagen holds a chair in Institutional and legal aspects of the labour market at Tilburg University, Department of Social Law and Social Policy, Faculty of Law, in the Netherlands. He is also the Director of the multidisciplinary and inter-faculty research Institute ReflecT, which is short for Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion at Tilburg University Membership of professional bodiesWilthagen is, among other things, a member of the International Board of the British Journal for Industrial Relations and of the Editorial Board of the Dutch Tijdschrift voor Recht en Arbeid. He is a member of several academic networks and bodies, including the European Flexicurity Network, the network on Reconciling Work and Welfare and the European Labour Law Network. Membership of European expert groupsWilthagen was first to develop the concept of flexicurity. He was a member and the rapporteur of the European Expert Group on Flexicurity, established by the European Commission. He was also a member of the EU working group on self-employment and micro businesses and of the Working Group on the Reconciliation of Labour Market Flexibilization and Social Cohesion, established by the Council of Europe and has  acted as an expert to the European Parliament on the modernization of labour law. He has also served as an academic expert giving advice on flexicurity, labour market policy and labour law to many governments, social partner organisations and international bodies such as the International Labour Organisation. Wilthagen was a member of the Working Group on Social Innovation of the Socio-Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) and he currently serves on the Committee for the Future of young people in the labour market of the same Council.

Career

Prof.Dr. Ton Wilthagen (1960) studied sociology with an emphasis on law and regulation at Tilburg and Amsterdam University. His 1993 dissertation dealt with the regulation of the work environment by the Labour Inspectorate.

Currently he holds a chair in institutional and legal aspects of the labour market at the Faculty of Law of Tilburg University. He is a member of the Department of Social Law and Social Policy. Furthermore, Ton Wilthagen is the Director of the Tilburg Flexicurity Research Programme.

Wilthagen is a member of the European Flexicurity Research Network, the TRANSWELL and the RecWoWe (Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe) research networks.

During the years 2004-2007 Wilthagen headed a research programme on flexicurity, carried out by Tilburg University, Amsterdam University and Aalborg University (Denmark) and funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research N.W.O.

Previously, Wilthagen was affiliated with OSA ? the Institute for Labour Studies in Tilburg , the Hugo Sinzheimer Institute and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, the latter two at Amsterdam University, the Netherlands. He has been a visiting researcher at the Social Science Centre Berlin (WZB), where the transitional labour market approached was developed by prof. Guenther Schmid.

Wilthagen?s research interest is in labour market and employment regulation, labour law, industrial relations and a variety of labour market issues. His main focus lies on the themes of flexicurity, transitional labour markets and life-course approaches on which has published extensively. Wilthagen has been involved in many European-scale research projects, commissioned among other things by the European Commission, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

Wilthagen was a member of the Working Group on Social Innovation of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of the Netherlands and a member and the rapporteur of the European Expert Group on Flexicurity. He was also a member of the Working Group on the Reconciliation of Labour Market Flexibilization and Social Cohesion, established by the Council of Europe and a member of the EU Expert Group on Self-employment and Micro-businesses. In the past Wilthagen was the Dutch correspondent for the European SYSDEM-network of the European Employment Observatory.

Publications

Most recent publications

  • Dekker, R., & Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013). Flexicurity Pathways and the Role of Temporary Agency Work. In B.A.S. Koene, N. Galais, & C. Garsten (Eds.), Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work. Oxford: Routledge. Further information
  • Muffels, R.J.A., & Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013). Flexicurity: A new paradigm for the analysis of labor markets and policies challenging the trade-off between flexibility and security. Sociology Compass, 7(2), 111-122. Further information
  • Muffels, R.J.A., & Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013, January 11). Investeren in oudere werknemer is lonend. TrouwFurther information
  • Wilthagen, A.C.J.M., Muffels, R.J.A., & Chung, H.J. (2013). The state of affairs of flexicurity in industrial relations: Assessing country performance using transition indicators. In V. Pulignano & J. Arrowsmith (Eds.), The transformation of employment relations: Institutions and outcomes in the age of globalization (pp. 1-32). Routledge. Further information
  • Wilthagen, A.C.J.M. (2013). Nederland loopt vast in flex: Naar een nieuw 'Dutch Design'. Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, 29(2), 188-190. Further information

 

Teaching


A.C.J.M. (Ton) Wilthagen teaches the following subjects:

Other activities

Chair Taskforce Youth Unemployment European Policy Centre

Member Taskforce Technology, Education and Labour Market Brainport Development

Contact details
Room M 610
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 2473
Secretary+31 13 466 2181
Email wilthagen@tilburguniversity.edu

Hoogleraar
Tilburg Law School
ReflecT, Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion

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