Kenneth Scheve is the Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at Yale University and serves as Dean of Social Science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is a political economist who studies the domestic and international governance of modern capitalism. His research studies inequality and redistribution; the politics of globalization, the social and political consequences of long run economic change; and climate politics.



Department of Political Science
Yale University
115 Prospect Street
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 337
New Haven, CT 06520

Jackson School of Global Affairs
Yale University
55 Hillhouse Avenue
Horchow Hall
New Haven, CT 06520

Current Research

2022. “The German Trade Shock and the Rise of the Neo-Welfare State in Early Twentieth-Century Britain” (with Theo Serlin). American Political Science Review.

2022. “Foundations of a New Democracy: Schooling, Inequality, and Voting in the Early Republic” (with Tine Paulsen and David Stasavage). American Political Science Review.

2023. “Trains, Trade, and Transformation: A Spatial Rogowski Theory of America’s 19th Century Protectionism” (with Theo Serlin).

2023. “Democracy, Inequality, and Antitrust” (with Michael O. Allen and David Stasavage). Revise & Resubmit Journal of Politics.

2021. “Inequality, Information, and Income Tax Policy Preferences in Austria and Germany” (with Cameron Ballard-Rosa, Ronald Rogowski, and Nicolaj Thor).