andreas wiedemann

Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs

243 Corwin 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 and the Woodrow Wilson School. 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 manuscript, 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. The book is based on his dissertation, which has won the 2019 Gabriel A. Almond and the Ernst B. Haas dissertation awards from the American Political Science Association.

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.