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Jonas Pontusson

Department/Program(s):
    Position: Former EU Program Affiliates
    Title: Professor of Politics
    Office: 230 Corwin Hall
    Phone: 609-258-4764



    Pontusson’s interests include the comparative political economy of OECD countries, with special focus on Western Europe; labor market institutions and welfare states; wage inequality, income distribution, redistributive policies, and party politics. His most recent book, Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe versus Liberal America (Cornell University Press, 2005) explores the political economy of inequality, redistribution, and employment growth in the advanced industrial countries. Previous publications include The Limits of Social Democracy: Investment Politics in Sweden (1992), Unions, Employers and Central Banks: Macroeconomic Coordination and Institutional Change in Social Market Economies (2000) as well as a large number of articles on similar topics. He has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the German Marshall Fund, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, the Century Foundation and, most recently, the Russell Sage Foundation. Pontusson taught at Cornell University before joining the Princeton faculty in 2005. PhD. University of California, Berkeley.