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 with a focus on economic inequality, representation, and political behavior. 

His book, Indebted Societies: Credit and Welfare in Rich Democracies (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics), examines the political causes behind the rise of credit as a private alternative to the welfare state and the political consequences for economic insecurity and social solidarity. 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.

Wiedemann's other work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science and the British Journal of Political Science. His research 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.

Selected Publications

Wiedemann, Andreas. 2021. Indebted Societies: Credit and Welfare in Rich Democracies. Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series. New York: Cambridge University Press 

Wiedemann, Andreas. 2021. "A Social Policy Theory of Everyday Borrowing. On the Role of Welfare States and Credit Regimes." American Journal of Political Science 

Wiedemann, Andreas. 2021. "How Credit Markets Substitute for Welfare States and Influence Social Policy Preferences. Evidence from U.S. States." British Journal of Political Science

Selected Honors and Awards

Gabriel A. Almond Award for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics, American Political Science Association, 2019

Ernst B. Haas Dissertation Award for the Best Dissertation, European Politics and Society Section, American Political Science Association, 2019