Dr David Weisstanner
Assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University
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 remains an associate member at Nuffield College and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He obtained his PhD at the University of Bern in 2018.
David’s 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.
No. 2021-09 - Rising Income Inequality and Subjective Social Status: The Nuanced Relative Status Decline of the Working Class since the 1980s
29 Mar 21
We find that the subjective social status of the working class has not declined in absolute terms. H...
UBI and the pandemic: all or nothing changed?
29 May 20
The economic impact of the coronavirus crisis has brought renewed attention to universal basic incom...
The threat of social decline: income inequality and radical right support
03 Mar 20
We argue that rising inequality not only intensifies relative deprivation, but also signals a potent...
No. 2020-03 - Social class and earnings: a cross-national study
17 Jan 20
In this paper, we utilize data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (E...
No. 2019-09 - Has the Middle Secured Its Share of Growth or Been Squeezed?
17 Jun 19
In striking contrast to the notion that democracy is under threat because ‘the middle’ has been ‘squ...