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Andreas Wiedemann

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Andreas Wiedemann

Andreas Wiedemann is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he studies political economy and comparative politics with a focus on rich democracies. His broader research focuses on the interaction of financial markets, social policies, and wealth inequality. He is also interested in political behavior and electoral politics. His dissertation project studies the relationship between income volatility, social policies, and household indebtedness in the Denmark, the U.S., and Germany. It examines the circumstances under which credit markets replacing the role of welfare states to address social risks and promote social mobility as well as the consequences for social solidarity and public opinion. His research combines administrative full-population records and household panel data with experimental and survey methods. This work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, among others. He holds 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.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • PhD Student in Political Science, MIT
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University