Aaron Schneider

Aaron Schneider


  • Faculty
  • Josef Korbel School of International Studies

What I do

Research Interests:
Public Finance
Latin America
Central America
Urban Politics and Development

Teaching interests:
Politics of Development
Comparative State-Building
Social Movements
Political Economy of India and Brazil
Development of Modern Brazil

Professional Biography

Dr. Schneider's work focuses on the intersection of wealth and power, and he has conducted research in Latin America, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, he emphasizes the study of public finance as a window into the political economy of development and democracy. The way governments secure contributions from key social groups, and how they decide what to do with the money tells a story about the nature of national political communities – who is in, who is out, and who will enjoy what benefits of membership.

Dr. Schneider has published books on state-building in Central America and urban development in New Orleans, and his main ongoing enterprise is a comparative project on India and Brazil. The project explores the position and role of emerging powers in the midst of global capitalist crisis and contemporary world disorder.