Andreas Wiedemann

Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs
243 Corwin Hall

Andreas Wiedemann is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs. He studies the comparative political economy of advanced democracies, focusing on financial markets, wealth inequality, and social policies. His research combines large panel and administrative datasets with statistical and experimental methods. In his book project, he explores the political causes and consequences of household debt, showing how the interaction of welfare states and credit regimes shapes patterns of indebtedness across OECD countries. In other ongoing projects, he studies the political determinants of credit market expansion, the effects of wealth in general and debt in particular on economic insecurity, and the consequences of rising indebtedness on electoral behavior and political attitudes toward redistribution and the welfare state. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2018.