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Rehm, Philipp

Associate Professor of Political Science

The Ohio State University, United States


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

Duke University, United States


I received my Ph.D. from Duke University in 2008 with a dissertation on ‘Risk Inequality: Social Policy and Polarization by Popular Demand’. Afterwards, I spent some time at Nuffield College, Oxford University, where I was a Nuffield Prize Post-Doctoral Fellow. Since 2010, I have been Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, where I teach courses on income inequality, political institutions, and Western Europe.
My work is located at the intersection of political economy and political behaviour. In particular, I am interested in the causes and consequences of income dynamics (such as income loss, income volatility, and risk exposure). At the micro-level, my research explores how income dynamics shape individual preferences for redistribution, social policies, and parties. At the macro-level, my work analyzes the impact of labour market and income dynamics on polarization, electoral majorities, and coalitions underpinning social policy.
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