Natascha van der Zwan is an Associate Professor in Public Administration at Leiden University. She does comparative and historical research on financialization and pension systems, investment rules and regulations, and sustainable finance. Her publications include the 2014 article “Making Sense of Financialization” (Socio-Economic Review) which has become a key article in scholarship on financialization. Natascha is co-editor (with Philip Mader and Daniel Mertens) of the Routledge International Handbook of Financialization (2020) and member of the editorial board for the interdisciplinary journal Competition & Change.
Prior to DEEPEN, she worked with Karen Anderson and Tobias Wiss on the NETSPAR-funded project “Pension Funds and Sustainable Investment: Comparing Regulation in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany.” In 2020, their project “Nachhaltigkeit durch Betriebliche Altersvorsoge” (Sustainability through Occupational Pensions, 2021-2023) was funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.
- Philip Mader, Daniel Mertens and Natascha van der Zwan (eds.) 2020, Routledge International Handbook of Financialization, London: Routledge.
- Natascha van der Zwan 2020, “Patterns of pension financialization in four European welfare states,” Revista Internacional de Sociología 78(4): 1-14.
- Michael A. McCarthy, Ville-Pekka Sorsa and Natascha van der Zwan 2016, “Investment Preferences and Patient Capital: Financing, Governance and Regulation in Pension Fund Capitalism,” Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 14, No. 4: 751-769.
- Natascha van der Zwan 2014, “Making Sense of Financialization,” Socio-Economic Review,Vol. 12, No. 1: 99-129.