For a complete list of publications, see CV page.

The Unequal Pandemic: Covid-19 and Health Inequalities. Bambra C, Lynch J, Smith K. 2021. Bristol University/Policy Press, 2021. (Open access) [link]

  • 2022     Richard Titmuss Book Award, Social Policy Association (for The Unequal Pandemic)
  • 2021     The New Statesman’s 10 Best Books of the Pandemic (for The Unequal Pandemic)

Ageing and Health: The Politics of Better Policies. Greer S, Lynch J, Reeves A, Falkenbach M, Gingrich J, Cylus, J and Bambra C. Cambridge University Press, 2021. (Open access) [link]

Lynch J. Regimes of Inequality: The Political Economy of Health and Wealth. Cambridge University Press, 2020. [link]

  • 2022     Alice Amsden Book Award short list, Society for the Advancement of SocioEconomics (for Regimes of Inequality)

Lynch J. Age in the welfare state: The origins of social spending on pensioners, workers, and children. Cambridge University Press, 2006. [link]

Articles and book chapters

Lynch J. “The Political Economy of Health: Bringing Political Science in.” Annual Review of Political Science 2023 26:1, pp. 389-410. [link]

Lynch J and Watson S. “Welfare States and Growth Models: Accumulation and Legitimation.” In Diminishing Returns: The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation, ed. Baccaro L, Blyth M and Pontusson J (Oxford University Press), pp. 423-455. [link]

Kelly-Irving M, Ball W, Bambra C, Delpierre C, Dundas R, Lynch J, McCartney G, Smith K.  “Falling down the rabbit hole? Methodological, conceptual and policy issues in current health inequalities research.” Critical Public Health 33:1, 37-47. [link]

Lynch J, Evans D, Ice E, Costa D. 2021. “Ignoring Nurses: Media Coverage during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Annals of the American Thoracic Society 18:8, 1278-82. [link

Lynch J. 2021 “Medical Associations as Social Partners in Support of Democracy.” Annals of the American Thoracic Society 18:7, 1106-1108. [link

Lynch J, Perera I, Iwashyna J. 2021. “Scarce Resource Allocation in a Pandemic: A Protocol to Promote Equity, Timeliness, and Transparency.” Critical Care Explorations 3:6, e0466. [link

Lynch J and Vermorken C. “Belgium.” In Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook, ed. Immergut E, Anderson KM, Devitt C and Popic M. Oxford University Press. [link]

Lynch J. 2020. “Health Equity, Social Policy, and Promoting Recovery from COVID-19.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 45:6, pp. 983-995. [link]

Bambra C and Lynch J. “Welfare Chauvinism, Populist Radical Right Parties and Health Inequalities.” International Journal of Health Policy and Management 10:9, 581-4. [link]

Lynch J. 2019. “Populism, Partisan Convergence and Mobilization in Western Europe.” Polity 51:4. [link]

Lynch J and Oliver R. 2019. “Immobilism by Design: Fiscal Devolution and Territorial Inequality in Italy.” In Greer, S, and Elliot, H. Federalism and Social Policy: Patterns of Redistribution in 11 Democracies, University of Michigan Press. [link]

Hadler R, Lynch J, Berenson J, Fleisher L. 2018. “Public Support for Team-Based Care Models: Results from a Survey of Attitudes toward Gated Access to Physician Providers.” Health Management, Policy and Innovation 3:2. [link]

Silbersdorff, A., Lynch, J., Klasen, S. and Kneib, T. 2018. Reconsidering the income‐health relationship using distributional regression. Health Economics 27(7), pp.1074-1088. [link]

Hopkin J and Lynch J. 2018. “Disembedding the Italian Economy? Four Trajectories of Structural Reform” in Evangelista, M., ed. Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Politics, Economics, and Security in the 21st Century, Routledge. Cambridge University Press. [link]

Berenson, J., Li, Y., Lynch, J. and Pagán, J.A. 2017. Identifying policy levers and opportunities for action across states to achieve health equity. Health Affairs 36(6), pp.1048-1056. [link]

Lynch, J.F. and Perera, I.M. 2017. Framing health equity: US health disparities in comparative perspective. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 42(5), pp.803-839. [link]

Lynch, J. 2017. Reframing inequality? The health inequalities turn as a dangerous frame shift. Journal of Public Health 39(4), pp.653-660. [link]

Hopkin J and Lynch J. 2016. “Winner-take-all politics in Europe? European inequality in comparative perspective.” Politics & Society 44:3, pp. 335-343. [link]

Lynch J. 2016. “Class, Territory, and Inequality: Explaining Differences in the Framing of Health Inequalities as a Policy Problem in Belgium and France.” French Politics 14:1, pp. 55-82. [link]

Lynch J and Rhodes M. 2016. “Historical Institutionalism and the Welfare State.” Chapter 25 in Falleti T, Fioretos O, and Sheingate A., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism. Oxford University Press. [link]

Cammett M, Lynch J, and Bilev G. 2015. “The Influence of Private Health Care Financing on Citizen Trust in Government.” Perspectives on Politics 13:4, pp. 938-957. [link]

Keene D, Lynch J and Baker AC. 2014. “Fragile Health and Fragile Wealth: Mortgage Strain among African American Homeowners.” Social Science and Medicine 119, pp. 119-26. [link]

Lynch J. 2014. “The Italian welfare state after the financial crisis.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 19:4, pp. 380-88. [link]

Lynch, J. 2014. “Age Politics and Pension Systems Development and Reform.” In Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Pensions, and Intergenerational Justice, ed. Torp C. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 49-60.

Lynch J. 2014. “A Cross-National Perspective on the American Welfare State.” In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy, ed. Béland D, Howard C, and Morgan K. Oxford University Press. [link]

Lynch J and Ceretti P. 2014. “Welfare, Italian Style: From Bismarckian beginnings to crisis and reform.” In Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy: History, Politics and Society, ed. Mammone A, Perini G and Veltri M. Routledge Taylor and Francis. [link]

Lynch J. 2013. “Aligning Sampling Strategies with Analytic Goals.” In Interview Research in Political Science, Mosley L, ed. Cornell University Press, pp. 31-44. [link]

Gollust S and Lynch J. 2011. “Who Deserves Health Care? The Effects of Causal Attributions and Group Cues on Public Attitudes about Responsibility for Health Care Costs.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 36:6, pp. 1061-95. [link]

Pollack C, Kurd S, Livshits A, Weiner M, and Lynch J. 2011. “A Case-Control Study of Home Foreclosure, Health Conditions, and Health Care Utilization.” Journal of Urban Health 88:3, pp. 469-78. [link]

Lynch J and Gollust S. 2010. “Playing Fair: Fairness Beliefs and Health Policy Preferences in the United States.” Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law 35:6, pp. 849-87. [link]

Pollack C, Lynch J, and Griffin BA. 2010. “Housing Affordability and Health among Homeowners and Renters.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 29:6, pp. 515-21. [link]

Hinrichs K and Lynch J. 2010. “Old-Age Pensions.” In The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, ed. Obinger H, Pierson C, Castles F, Liebfried S and Lewis J. Oxford University Press, pp. 353-356. [link]

Lynch J and Myrskyla M. 2009. “Always the Third Rail?  Pension Income and Policy Preferences in European Democracies.” Comparative Political Studies 42:8, pp. 1068-97. [link]

Falleti T and Lynch J. 2009. “Context and Causal Mechanisms in Political Analysis.” Comparative Political Studies 42:9, pp. 1143-66. [link]

Pollack C and Lynch J. 2009. “The Health Status of People Undergoing Foreclosure in the Philadelphia Region.” American Journal of Public Health 99:10, pp. 1833-39. [link]

Lynch J. 2009. “Italy: A Christian Democratic or Clientelist Welfare State?” In Religion, Class Coalitions and Welfare States, ed. Kersbergen K van and Manow P. Cambridge University Press, pp. 91-118. [link]

Falleti T and Lynch J. 2008. “From Processes to Mechanisms: Varieties of Disaggregation” Qualitative Sociology 31(3), pp. 333-9[link]

Anderson K and Lynch J. 2007. “Reconsidering Seniority Bias: Ageing, Internal Institutions, and Union Support for Pension Reform.” Comparative Politics 39:2, pp. 189-208. [link]

Lynch J. 2001. “The Age-Orientation of Social Policy Regimes in OECD Countries,” Journal of Social Policy 30:3, pp. 411-36. [link]


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