Andreas Wiedemann receives Horowitz Foundation grant
Andreas Wiedemann has been awarded a 2016 Horowitz Foundation grant for social policy research.
The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997 by Irving Louis Horowitz and Mary E. Curtis as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Its purpose is to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences, and to provide small grants to aspiring PhD students at the dissertation level to support the research they are undertaking for their project. Chairman Mary E. Curtis states that "The winners were chosen by the Trustees for their potential to contribute to social policy on both a global and local level."
Wiedemann, whose research is titled “Borrowed Dreams: Household Debt and the Social Policy Mismatch in Germany, Denmark, and the United States,” was one of just twenty recipients from around the world.
Wiedemann is a Ph.D. candidate in MIT Political Science, and studies political economy and comparative politics with a focus on rich democracies. He is also affiliated with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.