Charlotte   Cavaille

Charlotte Cavaille

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research


Charlotte Cavaillé is an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a Facutly Associate in the Institute for Social Research Center for Political Studies. Previously, she was a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Through her research, which has appeared in the Journal of Politics and the American Political Science Review, Cavaillé examines the dynamics of popular attitudes towards redistributive social policies at a time of rising inequality, high fiscal stress, and high levels of immigration. Her book, Fair Enough? Support for Redistribution in the Age of Inequality (Cambridge University Press: 2023) is based on her dissertation work that received the 2016 Mancur Olson Best Dissertation Award. Building on that work, she also studies the relationship between immigration, the welfare state, and the rise of populism. Cavaillé received her PhD in government and social policy from Harvard University in 2014.

  • Charlotte Cavaille. 2023. Fairness Reasoning and Demand for Redistribution. Unequal Democracies: Public Policy, Responsiveness, and Redistribution in an Era of Rising Economic Inequality :219-244.  
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