Frederick Solt

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Associate Professor
324 SH
Drop-in hours:
TTh 8:00–9:30am via Zoom
Phone number:
(319) 335-2340
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Research Areas

Comparative Politics
Political Methodology


Frederick Solt is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa.  His primary research interests are in comparative politics and focus on the consequences of economic inequality for political attitudes and behavior. His work on this topic has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, and other journals. To facilitate this research, he created and maintains the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID), which provides the most comparable data available on income inequality for countries around the world over the past half-century.


PhD University of North Carolina, 2003