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Dr Hanna Kleider
Dr Hanna Kleider

Dr Hanna Kleider

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Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Research subject areas

  • Policy
  • Politics

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Dr Hanna Kleider joined the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London in January 2019. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She received her PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before attending graduate school, she worked for the OECD in Paris. In 2017-18, Dr Kleider was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

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Monday: 15.00 - 17.00

MA Political Economy

Dr Kleider is programme director for the MA Political Economy.


Her research centres on different aspects of comparative political economy, with a special interest in inequality, social policy, and decentralization. She has paid particular attention to territorial inequalities and their effect on the welfare state. A second line of her research explores the effect of social policy on gender relations. 

Some of her research is published in the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Social Policy, and West European Politics.


  • Kleider, Hanna and Florian Stoeckel. 2019."The Politics of International Redistribution: Explaining Public Support for Fiscal Transfers in the EU" European Journal of Political Research, 58(1): 4-29
  • Kleider, Hanna. 2018. “Redistributive Policies in Decentralized Systems: Explaining the Effect of Decentralization on Subnational Social Spending” European Journal of Political Research, 57(2): 355-377.
  • Kleider, Hanna, Leonce Röth and Julian Garritzman. 2018. "Ideological Alignment and the Distribution of Public Expenditures" West European Politics, 41(3): 779-802.
  • Kleider, Hanna. 2015. “Paid and unpaid work: The impact of social policies on the gender division of labour” Journal of European Social Policy, 25(50): 505-520.
  • Brady, David, Agnes Blome, and Hanna Kleider. 2016. “How politics and institutions shape poverty and inequality” In: Brady, David and Linda M. Burton (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty. New York: Oxford University Press.


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