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David Rueda

Professorial Fellow
Professor of Comparative Politics

Research Interests: Comparative political economy, the politics of industrialized democracies and comparative methods. 

David Rueda is Professor of Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics and IR and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. He is the author of Social Democracy Inside Out (Oxford University Press, 2007) and his articles have appeared in the Annual Review of Political Science, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and World Politics. He has received numerous research awards, including a British Academy Research Development Award (2008-2010). He has been a Visiting Professor in Political Science and Senior Fellow in the Yale Program on Democracy at Yale University, a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (Princeton University), and a fellow at the Summer Institute at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (Stanford University). His current research focuses on the causes and consequences of inequality, the determinants of redistribution preferences, the role of the welfare state in times of crisis, and insider-outsider politics

David Rueda


'Food Comes First, Then Morals: Redistribution Preferences, Parochial Altruism and Immigration in Western Europe', The Journal of Politics, forthcoming.

(with Matthew Dimick and Daniel Stegmueller), 'The Altruistic Rich? Inequality and Other-Regarding Preferences for Redistribution', Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 11(4): 385-439, 2016. 

(with Daniel Stegmueller), 'The Externalities of Inequality: Fear of Crime and Preferences for Redistribution in Western Europe', American Journal of Political Science, 60(2): 472-489, 2016. 

'The State of the Welfare State: Unemployment, Labor Market Policy and Inequality in the Age of Workfare', Comparative Politics, 47(3): 296-314, 2015. 

'Dualization, Crisis and the Welfare State', Socio-Economic Review, 12: 381–407, 2014.