Speaker: “The microfoundations of “permanent austerity”: Income
stagnation and tax policy preferences”
Co-Author: “Democracy and retrenchment: Income stagnation and the
surprising appeal of spending cuts”
David Weisstanner is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Previously, he was a postdoc at University of Oxford between 2018 and 2021, where he remain an associate member at Nuffield College and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He obtained his PhD at the University of Bern in 2018.
His research focuses on the relationship between economic and political outcomes in advanced democracies. He is studying the impact of income inequality on policy preferences and voting, and how this impact has changed over the past few decades. He is also interested in how the politics of inequality and redistribution are shaped by characteristics such as income, class, or subjective social status, as well as ideology.
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