andreas wiedemann

Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs

413 Robertson Hall
Eleni Koukourdeli
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  • Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Financial Markets
  • Economic and Social Inequality
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Political Behavior


Andreas Wiedemann is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. 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.

His book, under contract with Cambridge University Press, 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. It examines 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. The book is based on his dissertation, which has won the 2019 Gabriel A. Almond Award and the Ernst B. Haas dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association. 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.

Wiedemann’s work has been supported by the John Fell Fund, 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. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT in 2018.