Tine Paulsen

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Tine Paulsen
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email tpaulsen@usc.edu Office DMC 361A

Research & Practice Areas

Comparative Politics, Quantitative Methods, Political Institutions, European Politics


  • Ph.D. Politics, New York University, 2022
  • M.Phil. Politics, University of Oxford, 2016
  • B.A. Political Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, 2014
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Tine Paulsen’s research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on formal political institutions and their effects on representation, economic policies, and citizen welfare. Her research frequently combines advanced statistical methods and archival research, using primary source material and historical data from Western Europe and North America.

    Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, and Electoral Studies. The American Political Science Association has rewarded her work with the Ernst B. Haas Award for the best dissertation written about European Politics and Society.

    Research Keywords

    Political Institutions; European Politics; Electoral Systems; Political Economy; Historical Political Economy; Political Parties; Political Methodology; Quantitative Methods; Causal Inference

    Research Specialties

    Comparative Politics, Quantitative Methods, Political Institutions, European Politics

  • Journal Article

    • Paulsen, T., Scheve, K., Stasavage, D. (2023). Foundations of a New Democracy: Schooling, Inequality, and Voting in the Early Republic. American Political Science Review. Vol. 117 (2), pp. 518–536.
    • Kates, S., Paulsen, T., Yntiso, S., Tucker, J. A. (2022). Bridging the Grade Gap: Reducing Assessment Bias in a Multi-Grader Class. Political Analysis.
    • Paulsen, T. (2022). Does proportional representation increase redistribution? Evidence from early 20th century Norwegian municipalities. Electoral Studies. Vol. 78
    • Ernst B. Haas Award for Best Dissertation in European Politics and Society, American Political Science Association European Politics and Society Section, 2022-2023
  • Committees

    • Member, Graduate Steering Committee, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, 2022 –
  • Committees

    • Member, Peter Mair Travel Award Committee, European Politics and Society Section, APSA, 2023 –
    • Member, European Politics and Society Section Board, APSA, 2023 –

    Conferences Organized

    • Host, Political Economy of Europe APSA Pre-Conference (PEEP), USC, 2023
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