Comparative Political Economy

Variation in macrostructural context allows collaborators and I to explore key political and economic questions. Our work in this area contributes to the sociological literature on income inequality, globalization, immigration, redistribution, and automation.

In one paper, appearing in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, we consider competing explanations for the link between immigration and native support for redistributive policies. The key finding is that a country’s multicultural policies moderate the link between immigration and native support for certain types of redistributive policies. Please see my publications list for details on how to access the (gated) article.

Another paper (with Matthew C. Mahutga and Anthony Roberts) also appears in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology. Here we present a novel dataset for use with Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) data that links occupations to measures of routine task intensity (RTI), or technological change, and offshorability (OFFS), or globalization. This public good will allow comparative sociologists to explore the drivers of occupational stratification and their relationship to inequality. Please see data and code to access information about the data and recodes. My publications list also has a non-gated version of the paper. This project was supported by NSF Grant #1528703. I was a research assistant on this project, but remain engaged with it.