Tine N. Paulsen


I am an 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, using primary source material and historical data from Western Europe and North America.

My work has been published or is forthcoming in The American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, and Electoral Studies. 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. An earlier version of the project won APSA's Ernst B. Haas Award for best dissertation in European Politics and Society.

Together with Dmitrii Kofanov and Jan Vogler, I organize the Virtual Workshop in Historical Political Economy (VWHPE)

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