Aaron Schneider, Ph.D., teaches comparative politics, international political economy and Latin American politics as an assistant professor of political science at Tulane.
From Brazil to sub-Saharan Africa, Schneider has traveled the world studying how democracy works. Schneider investigates state building and taxation as a means of understanding and comparing how people, goods, capital and ideas develop in the modern state. His research explores the intersections of wealth and power, with particular focus on the processes that govern how we tax and spend. Through the lens of public finance and in his engaged scholarship, Schneider seeks to understand and advance efforts to deepen democracy and generate equitable livelihoods in an increasingly integrated global economy.
Schneider held a Social Entrepreneurship Professorship from 2011-2012.