Hanna Kleider

Assistant Professor of International Affairs

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Hanna Kleider is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the supervision of John D. Stephens. During the 2014-2015 academic year, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS). Professor Kleider’s research centers on comparative political economy, with a particular focus on transformations of the welfare state and their impact on patterns of inequality.

  • Ph.D. , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2014,
  • M.A., Free University Berlin & Sciences Po Paris 2007
  • B.A. , University of Konstanz 2003
Areas of Expertise
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
Course Instruction
  • INTL3300 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • INTL4310 Comparative Political Economy
  • INTL8360 Government and Business
  • INTL 8300 Comparative Welfare State Research
  • INTL 8300 The Political Economy of Federalism and Decentralization


Selected Publications
  • “Redistributive Policies in Decentralized Systems: The Effect of Decentralization on Subnational Welfare Spending”. Forthcoming. European Journal of Political Research.
  • “Paid and Unpaid Work: The Impact of Social Policies on Female Labor Force Participation and the Division of Household Labor”. 2015.  Journal of European Social Policy, 25(50): 505-520.
  • “How politics and institutions shape poverty and inequality”  in The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty. 2016. New York: Oxford University Press (with Agnes Blome and David Brady).