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Ines Wagner

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2023-2024

Residency Dates: September 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024


Ines Wagner

Ines Wagner is a research professor at ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. Her research is driven by a fascination for how European integration and globalization have reshaped everyday working life, and how institutions at the national, sectoral and workplace level react to these changes.

At the Minda de Gunburg Center for European Studies (CES), Wagner will examine the complex mobility patterns in the Single European Market since the accession rounds that started in 2004. The aim is to interrogate how the change in regional economic integration (eastern enlargements) impacts the production and staffing strategies of firms; how these changes are negotiated by labor, and how technological changes affect these strategies. The context for this research takes place within the highly internationalized sector of EU shipbuilding.

Wagner completed two Ph.D.s in global economics and management from the University of Groningen and political science from the University of Jyväskylä. She earned a Master's degree in global politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor in European studies from the University of Maastricht.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Research Professor, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

The transnational mobility of labor and capital in the EU 20 years after the EU Eastern enlargement


Political Economy
Industrial Relations

Areas of Expertise

The Future of Work
Labor Mobility
Gendered Pay Gaps
Changing Political Economies

Select Publications

Doellgast, Virginia, and Ines Wagner. “Collective Regulation and the Future of Work in the Digital Economy: Insights from Comparative Employment Relations.” Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 64, no. 3, 2022, pp. 438–460,

Wagner, Ines, and Mari Teigen. “Egalitarian Inequality: Gender Equality and Pattern Bargaining.” Gender, Work & Organization, vol. 29, no. 2, 2021, pp. 486–501,

Wagner, Ines. “Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value? Iceland and the Equal Pay Standard.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, vol. 29, no. 2, 2020, pp. 477–496,