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Brett Andrew Meyer
Brett Meyer is a PhD candidate in the department of political science at Columbia University, specializing in comparative political economy. His dissertation focuses on how structural economic changes in advanced post-industrial democracies, such as automation and the development of financial markets affect labor market institutions and policies, as well as how these structural changes interact with existing institutions to shape social cleavages and political attitudes. Mr. Meyer’s research is mixed methods, combining large-N data analysis, qualitative methods (including interviews and archival work) and causal inference methods in quantitative and qualitative research.
Mr. Meyer has received grants to conduct dissertation fieldwork in Europe from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, for which he was a fellow at the Freie Universität in Berlin during the 2013-14 academic year. Prior to coming to Columbia University, Mr. Meyer received a B.A. in political science with a minor in philosophy at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.