Schröder has suggested combining the typologies of varieties of capitalism (Hall/Soskice) and the three worlds of welfare capitalism by Esping-Andersen in the Journal of Social Policy. He has also published (with C. Crouch and H. Voelzkow) on the conformity of local production systems with their national system of production. He has written his dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies on how firms are influenced by moral arguments in their decisions to relocate production to low-cost countries. Currently, Schröder is working on a project where he tries to understand how social inequality and its public moral legitimacy interact. He will be in residence at CES from September 2011 through May 2012.