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Associate Professor, Political Science
Prof. Lynch's work focuses on the political economy of Western European countries. Her special areas of interest are Italian politics and comparative social welfare policy. She has been a research scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and is a past recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Luxembroug Income Study project. Areas of interest: Political Economy of Western Europe, Comparative Social Policy, Political Parties and Party Systems, Politics of Southern Europe, and Research Design and Methodology. Major Publications: The Age-Orientation of Social Policy Regimes in OECD Countries (Journal of Social Policy, April 2001), Whose 'Gray Power'? Elderly Voters, Elderly Lobbies, and Welfare Reform in Italy and the United States (Italian Politics & Society, Summer 2000) [co-authored with Andrea L. Campbell].