Llorenç Soler IGOPLlorenç Soler-Buades is a pre-doctoral researcher affiliated with the Institute of Government and Public Policy at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He holds a a Master of Science in Social Policy, Employment, and Welfare from the UAB and a postgraduate degree in Data Analysis for Social Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB). He was actively involved in Horizon’s 2020 funded Euroship project ‘Closing gaps in social citizenship.’ and also participated in the European project ‘Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the Eu post 2008’  as a research assistant.

His research interests are in the areas of comparative welfare state research, with a particular focus on social and labour market policies, and party politics. . In his ongoing PhD project, Soler-Buades takes a comparative perspective to examine minimum income protection in Europe. Further, he delves into the politically controversial debate on workfare policies within left-wing parties, exploring how party competition influences and shapes this policy field. 


Email: llorenc.soler@uab.cat
Twitter: @llorenc_soler
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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7028-5254
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Comparative social policy & social protection systems, party politics, minimum income, work-related conditionality, platform work.


  • EUROSHIP Project: Closing gaps in social citizenship
  • SOLID Project: Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics (as a research assistant)
  • Inequalities and Social Pacts. Funded by Observatorio Social La Caixa.


  • León M. Alvariño M. and Soler-Buades L. (2022) Una cultura política poco acostumbrada al diálogo. In Ayala, L (Ed). Desigualdad y Pacto Social. El Observatorio Social de la Fundación La Caixa.

  • Soler-Buades, L., Comellas-Bonsfills, J. and Pérez-Durán, I. (2022). Policy Case Study 2: Labour rights regulation and the digital platform-based economy: the rider’s case. Social Inclusion and Social Innovation Policies.

  • Ibañez, Z., León M., Soler-Buades L. and Alvariño M. (2021). Fostering work-life balance for precarious workers: culture and social protection systems in comparative perspective. EUROSHIP Working Paper No. 5.