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Philipp Rehm

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Parties and Political Behavior

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Professor Rehm's research interests are located at the intersection of Political Economy and Political Behavior. At the micro-level, his research explores how income dynamics (income volatility or risk, income mobility) shape individual preferences for redistribution, social policies and parties. At the macro-level, he is interested in the impact of labor market and income dynamics on polarization, electoral majorities and coalitions underpinning social policy in rich democracies.

Selected publications

2016. "Risk Inequality and Welfare States. Social Policy Preferences, Development, and Dynamics", Cambridge University Press

2016. "Who Gives, Who Gains? Redistribution and Preference Formation” (with Pablo Beramendi)."Comparative Political Studies 49(4), pp.529-63

201x. "Income Risk in 30 Countries" (with Austin Nichols). Review of Income and Wealth, forthcoming.

2014. "The Economic Security Index: A New Measure for Research and Policy Analysis" (with Jacob S. Hacker, Gregory Huber, Austin Nichols, Mark Schlesinger, Rob Valletta, and Stuart Craig). Review of Income and Wealth, Volume 60, pp. S5-S32.

2014. "Occupations as a Site of Political Preference Formation" (with Herbert Kitschelt). Comparative Political Studies, Volume 47(2), pp. 1670-1706.

2014. "The end of the consensus? Labour market developments and the politics of retrenchment" (with Anne Wren). Socio-Economic Review, Volume 12(2), pp. 409–435.

2013. "The Insecure American: Economic Experiences, Financial Worries, and Policy Attitudes" (with Jacob S. Hacker and Mark Schlesinger). Perspectives on Politics, Volume 11(1), pp. 23-49.

2012. "Insecure Alliances: Risk, Inequality, and Support for the Welfare State" (with Jacob S. Hacker and Mark Schlesinger). American Political Science Review, Volume 106(2), pp. 386–406.

2011. "Social Policy by Popular Demand." World Politics, Volume 63(2), pp. 271-299.

2011. "Risk Inequality and the Polarized American Electorate." British Journal of Political Science, Volume 41(2), pp. 363-387.

2010. "United We Stand: Constituency Homogeneity and Comparative Party Polarization" (with Tim Reilly). Electoral Studies, Volume 29(1): 40-53.

2009. "Risks and Redistribution. An Individual-Level Analysis." Comparative Political Studies. Volume 42(7), pp. 855-881.

2006. "Risks at Work: The Demand and Supply Sides of Government Redistribution" (with Thomas Cusack and Torben Iversen).  Oxford Review of Economic Policy. Volume 22(3), pp. 365-389.



I am a member of the team that developed the Economic Security Index (E.S.I.):