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Marek Naczyk

Visiting Scholar 2023-2024

Residency Dates: September 5, 2023 – June 28, 2024


Marek Naczyk

Marek Naczyk is an associate professor of comparative social policy and an Official Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the influence of interest groups and state actors on the politics of social policy and industrial policy in OECD (The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, including post-communist countries.

During his time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Naczyk will complete a book manuscript on the political-economic drivers of the rise of defined contribution pensions in North America and Western Europe. While comparative political economy has been increasingly polarized between an electoral politics perspective and a producer group perspective, Naczyk’s research draws attention to the crucial role played by "amphibious" policymakers, i.e. individuals whose professional careers have led them to be concurrently active in distinct types of organizations (e.g. parties and producer groups) and to acquire an unusual capacity for policy innovation and compromise in policy areas such as pensions.

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


  • Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford
  • Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Defined contribution: How amphibious policymakers financialized pensions in America and Western Europe.


Political Science
Social Policy

Areas of Expertise

Comparative Political Economy
Developmental States and Industrial Policy
Interest Groups
Pension Reform
Qualitative Methods

Select Publications

Marek Naczyk and Edgars Eihmanis. "Populist Party-Producer Group Alliances and Divergent Developmentalist Politics of Minimum Wages in Poland and Hungary." Competition & Change, early view,

Bohle, Dorothee, Greskovits, Bela and Marek Naczyk “The Gramscian Politics of Europe’s Rule of Law Crisis.” Journal of European Public Policy, early view,

Naczyk, Marek. “Taking Back Control: Comprador Bankers and Managerial Developmentalism in Poland.” Review of International Political Economy, vol. 29, no. 5, 2021, pp. 1650–1674,

Hassel, Anke, Naczyk, Marek and Tobias Wiss. "The Political Economy of Pension Financialization: Public Policy Responses to the Crisis." Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 26, no. 4, 2019, pp. 483-500,"