Dr Kenneth A Dubin

Principal Lecturer

Department Director of Business Development and Research, Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Staff - beta version

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Human Resources Management

Kenneth Dubin studies the politics of labour market regulation and their implications for economic development, firms’ competitive strategies and the distribution of opportunities in society. He is a long-time student of Spain and Latin America.

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Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin in September 2013, Dr Dubin was Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Law at the University Carlos III, Madrid and Adjunct Professor in Human Resources and Strategy at IE Business School (Madrid). His research has received external support from the European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Fulbright Foundation and the German Marshall Fund. Before commencing his graduate studies, he was vice president at Optima Group, Inc. (Connecticut, USA), a strategic marketing consultancy.

Research interests

  • The politics of labour market regulation in the advanced economies
  • The evolving roles of labour market intermediaries and firm human capital strategies
  • Collective bargaining, social dialogue and competitive adjustment
  • The politics of the Eurozone crisis and austerity
  • Social partnership and socio-economic development
  • Fiscal federalism and social policy
  • The political economy of Spain
  • Regulatory politics and competitive strategy

Areas of research supervision

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Dr. Dubin teaches a variety of modules related to human resource management, organisational behaviour, comparative political economy and business strategy.


  • PhD, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA with High Honours & High Distinction, College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (USA)

Memberships, editorial boards

Principal Fellow, The Higher Education Academy (UK)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Dr. Dubin's research has received funding from The European Commission, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, The Fulbright Foundation, The German Marshall Fund and Anglia Ruskin University.

Selected recent publications

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Dubin, K. and Hopkin, J., 2015 (in press). Flexibility for Some, Security for Others:  The Politics of Welfare and Employment in Spain. In: D. Clegg, P. Graziano and M. Jessoula, eds. The Politics of Flexicurity in Europe: Labour Market Reforms in Hostile Climes and Tough Times. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave (Work and Welfare in Europe Series).

Dubin, K. and Cioffi, J., 2014. Using and Abusing the Law: the Neo-Liberal Project in Southern Europe. 2014 Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, 28-31 August 2014. Washington, D.C.

Dubin, K. and Gómez-Abelleira, F., 2014. The (Re) Construction of Sectoral Employment Regulation: the Significance of International Framework Agreements in the Spanish Construction Sector. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference in Commemoration of Marco Biagi. Modena, Italy: Fundazione Marco Biagi.

Dubin, K., 2013. The Sustainability of Fiscal Federalism. University of Michigan Social Sciences Annual Institute, 22-23 November 2013, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dubin, K., 2012. Adjusting to the Law: The Role of Beliefs in Firms’ Responses to Regulation. Politics &Society, 40(3), pp.386-421.

Dubin, K., 2012. “Coalitions Against Change: The (Real) Politics of Labor Market Reform in Spain. Spanish Labour Law and Employment Relations Journal, 1(1) http://e-revistas.uc3m.es/index.php/SLLERJ (peer-reviewed e-journal).

Media experience

Dr Dubin is a regular commentator on European political economy for BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and other major news outlets.