Sven Steinmo TEDx talk, "OK Boomers, it's time to finally grow up."

Oct. 21, 2020

Last month, CU Boulder Political Science Professor Sven Steinmo gave his first TED talk outlining the disparities between Baby Boomers and the generations that came after. Click here to watch and support Dr. Steinmo!

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Néo-institutionnalisme historique

June 22, 2020

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder Published: 2019 “Néo-institutionnalisme historique” in Laurie Boussaguet, Sophie Jacquot, and Pauline Ravinet (eds.), Dictionnaire des politiques publiques , VOL. 4., Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, pp. 382-390, (2019), ISBN 9782724625110

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Who is that guy?

June 22, 2020

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder; Sven Hort, Södertörn University Published: 2019 “Who is that guy?” in Sven Engstrom and Sven Hort (eds.), Om Bo Rothstein , Aktiv Forlag, Lund, Sweden, 2019, pp. 67-73.

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Trust in institutions: Narrowing the ideological gap over the federal budget

June 17, 2020

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder; Kim-Lee Tuxhorn, University of Calgary; John D'Attoma , University of Exeter Published: February 4, 2019 Abstract: Do liberals and conservatives who trust the government have more similar preferences regarding the federal budget than liberals and conservatives who do not? Prior research has shown that...

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Historical institutionalism the cognitive foundations of cooperation

June 17, 2020

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder Published: 2020 Abstract: This essay argues that in order to understand how institutions shape political choices and history we should go further toward understanding the interactive relationships between institutions and the cognitive mind. The article explores the significant body of research and literature developing...

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How Institutions and Attitudes Shape Tax Compliance: a Cross-National Experiment and Survey

June 17, 2020

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder; Fred Pampel, University of Colorado Boulder; Guilia Andrighetto, European University Institute and Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies. Published: March 2019 Abstract: Tax evasion is a problem everywhere, but it is a much bigger policy problem in some countries than it is in others...


“Us Too!” – The Rise Of Middle-Class Populism In Sweden And Beyond

Oct. 4, 2018

Professor Sven Steinmo has just written a new online publication (co-authored with Bo Rothstein) which argues that the Left’s “Identity Politics” help explain the rise of populism in Europe (and America?). Read the article.

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Professor offers new book for free through open access

Aug. 22, 2018

Dr. Steinmo has taken a novel path to publishing his latest book, "The Leap of Faith" through Oxford University Press. The book focuses on why citizens in some countries are more willing to pay taxes than in other countries, and includes research funded by The European Research Council (ERC). As...

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Meet Sven Steinmo

April 19, 2018

Professor Steinmo recently returned to the University of Colorado after working in Florence, Italy since 2007. We asked him how this international experience influenced him as a teacher and a scholar. “I have been lucky to have lived in several countries over my lifetime,” Steinmo told us. “I honestly believe...


CU Professor Appears in The New York Times

Dec. 27, 2017

Professor Sven Steinmo had a letter to the editor published in The New York Times. The letter is on the article "“ Tax Bill Would Add to Burden of Strained I.R.S. ." Steinmo states the article, "points out what may be the single most important part of the Republican plan...