Per Fredrik Andersson

Per Fredrik Andersson


I am a Postdoc at the Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University and at Stockholm University. Prior to this, I was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (2017-2019). I work on the origins of state capacity, the impact of institutions, and taxation. 

My research on state capacity concerns the constitutional origins of tax capacity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  I am also interested in how political institutions mediate the impact of ideology on tax policy, in particular under what conditions left-wing parties tax the poor. In addition, I work on how the political representation of the poor is related to inequality, and how taxation affects cooperation in public goods games.

My work has been published or accepted for publication in journals such as 
Comparative Politics, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development. You can find out more at my personal webpage:

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