I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and will join the Politics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in 2019.

My broader research focuses on topics in political economy and comparative politics in advanced democracies. Specifically, I study the interaction of financial markets, social policies, and wealth inequality. I am also interested in comparative political behavior and electoral politics. In my book manuscript, I study the relationship between income volatility, social policies, and household indebtedness in Denmark, the U.S., and Germany. I examine the circumstances under which credit markets replace the role of welfare states to address social risks and promote social mobility as well as the consequences for social solidarity and public opinion. My research combines administrative full-population records and household panel data with quasi-experimental and survey methods.

My work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, and the Krupp Foundation and the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, among others.

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT in 2018 and hold an M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Governance and Public Policy from the University of Passau, Germany.

Email: andreas.wiedemann@nuffield.ox.ac.uk