Andreas Wiedemann is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He studies the comparative political economy of advanced democracies, focusing on financial markets, wealth inequality, and social policies.
His book Indebted Societies, forthcoming 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. 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. in Political Science from MIT in 2018.