Nona Bledow

Doctoral researcher / Scholarship holder at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


Nona Bledow (*1989) studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth, followed by master’s studies in Political Economy at the University of Konstanz. She also spent a semester at the multidisciplinary Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai, India. The topic of her master’s thesis was „Do Unions Affect Welfare State Attitudes? Investigating the Relations Between Union Membership and Preferences for Education Spending“.

During her bachelor’s studies Nona worked as a teacher and teaching assistant of several courses in philosophy and economics at the University of Bayreuth. In the course of her master’s studies she was a research assistant at the chair of Applied Economics in Konstanz and the Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut in Kreuzlingen/Switzerland.

Since October 2016 she is a PhD student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences and is affiliated with the Chair of Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer for Political Science, Policy Analysis and Political Theory.

Research interests

Comparative political economy and welfare state research, Labor unions, Labor market policies, Inequality, Political economy and development, as well as Political theory and political philosophy