Tine N. Paulsen


I am an incoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at University of Southern California.

My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on formal political institutions and their effects on representation, economic policies, and citizen welfare. My research frequently combines advanced statistical methods and archival research, especially using primary source material and historical data from Western Europe and North America.

My book project analyzes why national politicians reform local electoral institutions and how these changes affect national politicians, local politicians, and the population they are meant to represent. I am particularly interested in the interplay between different levels of aggregation in politics and how reforms to one level can have dramatic effects on other levels.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at New York University. I also hold an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in Political Science from New York University Abu Dhabi.