Marie Heldgaard Seestedt

Marie Heldgaard Seestedt

Research assistant

My research lies within the related fields of political behaviour, public opinion, economic inequality and contextual effects. I mostly work quantitatively with data from Danish registries, survey data, cohort studies and combinations thereof. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Science and Mathematics from University of Copenhagen and thus appreciate substantive as well as methodological and technical challenges.

Current research

I am currently working on the project ”Unequal, alienated and unwell” where we examine individual and societal consequences of economic inequality, looking at the relationship between economic inequality in local environments and individual well-being, social ties and vertical ties. The project combines micro-level information on economic inequality from Danish registries with survey information on social and political attitudes.

I have previously worked at the Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE) where I worked on projects examining inequality, ageing and the welfare state. Furthermore, I worked with the Danish Longitudinal Study of Ageing, for which I was involved in collecting the fifth wave.


I have taught Methods I on the bachelor programme in Political Science.

Fields of interest

-    Economic inequality
-    Contextual effects
-    Political behavior
-    Public opinion
-    Comparative politics
-    Advanced quantitative methods
-    Political Data Science

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