Dr Kleider's research centres on different aspects of comparative political economy, with a special interest in inequality, social policy, and decentralisation. She has paid particular attention to territorial inequalities and their effect on the welfare state. A second line of her research explores the effect of social policy on gender relations.
Some of her research is published in the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Social Policy, and West European Politics.
Dr Hanna Kleider received her PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). Before attending graduate school, she worked as a consultant for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.